Would You Like a Free Justbuyheradress.com t-shirt, sweatshirt, pen, mug, address labels, hand sanitizer, notebook, tote bag, small car magnet, bumper sticker, mousepad, window decal, frig magnet or 2021 frig calendar?

I will now be giving out as many free promotional items I can afford to, as often as I can. If you would like any of the items mentioned in the title, please send me an email to amandalgremillion@gmail.com with your address and what you would like and shirt size if applicable, and I will try to send as many out as possible. Thank you for your support!

Bio: Amanda Dodson Gremillion published her first book in 2012. She began revising it in 2019 and republished it as Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine. The story chronicles her experience with severe postpartum OCD, anxiety and depression. Amanda is a graduate of Auburn University, and now lives in Calera, Alabama, with her husband, Jay, their daughter, Aubrie, and their two dogs, Honey Girl and Cooper. She hopes to write more books in the future. Follow Amanda’s journey on Facebook,  or twitter at https://twitter.com/AmandaGremilli2 and order her book here.  Also, follow her on the Mighty here Amanda Dodson Gremillion | The Mighty Contributor

Ways to Get My Book for Free!

There are several ways you can get my book for free for you or someone else. If you would like a free copy of my audio book, you can sign up for a free trial of Audible and cancel before you are charged, if you do not wish to keep the subscription. I tested this out myself and was able to do so with no issue. If you do not wish to sign up for a free trial, or have any trouble doing so or are already an Audible customer, please message me at amandalgremillion@gmail.com. I have been given several promotion codes for free copies, so I can probably provide you with one.

For a free copy of my ebook, if you do not have Kindle unlimited, I offer it on Amazon for free pretty regularly. Amazon allows me to do this every so often for a few days or a week I believe. They also allow me to mark it down at times from $9.99 to all the way down to as low as $0.99 at times so watch for these sales as well. I usually post markdowns or free offers on this website and my social media pages.

For a free paperback copy, these do costs me money to print and ship so I can only offer so many, but if you cannot afford one or know someone who cannot afford it, but needs it, or need one for a professional or charitable reason, please message me at amandalgremillion@gmail.com and I may be able to provide you with a free copy or copies. The highest the price ever is is $19.99. I often put it on sale as low as $5.76, which is the lowest price Amazon will allow me to price it, so watch for sales on this as well.

My hardback book is a lot more expensive to print than any other version and I already am offering the lowest possible price on it at all times, but if you need one for some reason, and cannot afford it, please message me, and of course, if possible, I will send you a free copy. ‘

I also plan on offering free copies at times through giveaways, contests, etc. as I hopefully continue to gain a larger following over time.

Amanda Dodson Gremillion published her first book in 2012. She began revising it in 2019 and republished it as Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine. The story chronicles her experience with severe postpartum OCD, anxiety and depression. Amanda is a graduate of Auburn University, and now lives in Calera, Alabama, with her husband, Jay, their daughter, Aubrie, and their two dogs, Honey Girl and Cooper. She hopes to write more books in the future. Follow Amanda’s journey on Facebook,  or twitter at https://twitter.com/AmandaGremilli2 and order her book here.  Also, follow her on the Mighty here Amanda Dodson Gremillion | The Mighty Contributor

Ways To Support My Book (Most of Them Are Free and Easy)

Ways you can support my book (1) Of course the first one is if you can, please buy my book. This is the only one that does cost money. Although if you cannot afford it and want to, please let me know privately and there may eventually be free or cheaper ways to get the book I can tell you about or assist you with. You also may be able to win the money spent on the book back as I may offer equivalent gift cards later for the first so many who do an Amazon review, etc. I might also have prizes for sharing my page, inviting friends, sharing or liking posts, etc. You may think this book does not apply to you, but almost everyone, if not everyone, knows someone who has had a postpartum mood disorder or mood disorder, whether they realize it or not. (2) I have almost a thousand friends and less than 300 currently like my book page and almost half of the people who do are strangers.If you have have not already please like and/or follow my book Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JustBuyHeraDress/. Please share my facebook book page and posts on the page, please comment on them and like posts, you can even select invite friends on the page (I believe there is a button or you can clock on 3 dots near top right of page and select to invite friends and you can click once to send an invitation to like my page to everyone on your friends list. It will only send one time and Facebook will not allow one to ever be sent to them again. If you are part of any groups or large pages where you can share my book or site, please do so. (4) If you are on Twiiter, please follow me at https://twitter.com/AmandaGremilli2 and like and share and comment on posts. (5) Go to my website http://www.justbuyheradress.com and select to follow my blog for emails when I post a new one and so I have more followers. (6) Follow me as an author on Amazon. (7) Once you have read my book, post a review on Amazon.(8) If you want to sell my book, you may be able to purchase directly through me instead of Amazon and I will give you a discount that allows you to make a profit while I still make a profit. Please message me for details. (9) If you have already done any of these things, I appreciate it so much and it has not gone unnoticed and I appreciate your support! If I do somehow make it big one day, I will never forget my first and earliest supporters who helped me get there.

 

 

 

Bio: Amanda Dodson Gremillion published her first book in 2012. She began revising it in 2019 and republished it as Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine. The story chronicles her experience with severe postpartum OCD, anxiety and depression. Amanda is a graduate of Auburn University, and now lives in Calera, Alabama, with her husband, Jay, their daughter, Aubrie, and their two dogs, Honey Girl and Cooper. She hopes to write more books in the future. Follow Amanda’s journey on Facebook,  or twitter at https://twitter.com/AmandaGremilli2 and order her book here.  Also, follow her on the Mighty here Amanda Dodson Gremillion | The Mighty Contributor

Those Closest To You Won’t Always Be Your Biggest Supporters

When I first started writing a book about my experience with Postpartum Depression, OCD and Anxiety, of course I was worried my daughter might one day think I did not want her, or that she was somehow to blame for how I felt or what I went through. I needed to tell her my story regardless, even if I never told the world, because I did not want her to go through the same thing.  Who knew she would end up being my biggest fan and supporter. She is only 12 now, some might think this will change one day. I do not think so though. I have been as honest with her as I could as she has grown older. I know she still does not completely understand and will more with age, but she is gifted and I think she understands a lot more than some adults. She thinks the thought of me having a book on Amazon is awesome and so do her friends. Yes, she has read my book. Yes, I discussed everything in it with her first. She understands that I love her like crazy, she was very planned, and that what I went through had nothing to do with her and was not her fault.

When I wrote my book, I thought my husband and family and friends would be my biggest fans. I thought they would all buy copies, share all my posts, give me nothing but encouraging words, etc. I thought they would help me sell enough copies to make some money to actually get the book professionally edited and to advertise etc. In reality, this was the case with some, but I ended up giving a lot of free copies away, so many I did not lose money, but broke even. I received some praise but I heard a lot more criticism. Of course, this is something you should be prepared for when writing a book, but I was not ready. I think I was still healing and that is why for the time being, I unpublished the book, and did not try to republish it again for years.  Now that I am republishing, I have almost 1k Facebook friends, but less than 300 likes on my Facebook page and I believe over half of those are strangers. I believe most of my Twitter followers and blog followers are strangers.

My daughter and a friend were the ones who got me wanting to give it another try.  When I told a friend I did not know when I first wrote my book about it, she asked why did I have it unpublished if it could be published and I could be making money on it?  Also my daughter asked why I did not have it published anymore and I did not want to tell her I just gave up because it was hard, so I gave it another go. I am so glad I did and she has been my biggest cheerleader and encourager by far! Of course the big dream is to become a best seller, but the more realistic one is to make some money doing something I love while helping others. The worst case scenario is I don’t make money but fulfill my childhood dream and still feel like I helped people and I will still feel accomplished. Writing is like acting. A lot of actors start as waitresses. You have to have another real job at first because you don’t make any money at first. Only those that make it huge make tons of money, but many do make enough to make it a living, others make enough to make some good extra money.

It is really important to me now that I tell my story in a way that my husband is okay with. He will be reading my final professional edit this weekend and hopefully approving it. When I first wrote the book, instead of just thinking of my target audience as being women going through the same, I also thought of my audience as those around me who missed the signs liked my husband. I eventually gave this up. I mean don’t get me wrong, I still hope and want everyone to read my book and blogs, even those who have not been through this or are not going through this, for one, in case they ever do, or because it is very likely that someone they know will, is or already has.

However, the way I got better was because I finally quit waiting for others to understand, or rescue me. Not saying I did not have any help or support, but even those closest to me did not understand what I was going through in the way others going through it did or I did. I had to do a lot of things that made me uncomfortable to get better including medication and therapy. Some family have never even acknowledged I had a postpartum mood disorder. If I ever discuss it they do not say anything, they either ignore it or change the subject. I feel like they hate me telling my story publicly, while at the same time not being embarrassed to post their extreme political beliefs on Twitter, and yes I do think this has a lot to do with why I suffered so long in the first place or suffered at all. “One stranger  who understands your experience exactly will do for you what hundreds of close friends and family who don’t understand cannot. It is the cool glass of water in hell.” This quote from Laura McKowen in We Are The Luckiest” is why I wrote my book and why I blog and share my story.

Do not get me wrong, I have had many friends and family members, probably reading this right now, who have been so supportive, some that have been through what I have and some that have not, but honestly it has mainly been my daughter and complete strangers keeping me going-hundreds of strangers who have told me I have changed their life, or given them hope and made them realize they are not alone and that they will be OK. My husband and I were at a concert for his favorite band recently and he was talking about how amazing it must be to have a whole stadium singing and relating to the lyrics you wrote. I told him that is how I feel when someone loves my book or my blogs, or writes a comment, or sends a private message about how much they relate or it changed their life. I think he is finally starting to get that.

Bio: Amanda Dodson Gremillion published her first book in 2012. She began revising it in 2019 and republished it as Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine. The story chronicles her experience with severe postpartum OCD, anxiety and depression. Amanda is a graduate of Auburn University, and now lives in Calera, Alabama, with her husband, Jay, their daughter, Aubrie, and their two dogs, Honey Girl and Cooper. She hopes to write more books in the future. Follow Amanda’s journey on Facebook,  or twitter at https://twitter.com/AmandaGremilli2 and order her book here.  Also, follow her on the Mighty here Amanda Dodson Gremillion | The Mighty Contributor

Book Chapters

Table of Contents

Chapter 1………………       I Was Born Just Plain White Trash But Fancy Wasn’t My Name

Chapter 2……………………………………………………………………..…..The Mental Illness Fad

Chapter 3………………………………………………………………….The Myth of the Instant Bond

Chapter 4………………………………………………………………Just Buy Her a Dress and She Will Be Fine

Chapter 5………………………………………………………………………..This Isn’t the Kid I Ordered

Chapter 6…………………………The Imperfect Out-of-Control Life of a Perfectionist Control Freak

Chapter 7…………………………..I Couldn’t Walk So I Had To Use Religion and Other Crutches

Chapter 8………………………………………………I Didn’t Even Know the Cat Was in the Bag

Chapter 9…………………………………………Men Don’t Get Depression and Women Don’t Poot

Chapter 10……………………………………………….Conversations with my Three-Year Old

Chapter 11……………………..……………………………Can I have a Do-Over Please?

Bio: Amanda Dodson Gremillion published her first book in 2012. She began revising it in 2019 and republished it as Just Buy Her A Dress and She’ll Be Fine. The story chronicles her experience with severe postpartum OCD, anxiety and depression. Amanda is a graduate of Auburn University, and now lives in Calera, Alabama, with her husband, Jay, their daughter, Aubrie, and their two dogs, Honey Girl and Cooper. She hopes to write more books in the future. Follow Amanda’s journey on Facebook,  or twitter at https://twitter.com/AmandaGremilli2 and order her book here.  Also, follow her on the Mighty here Amanda Dodson Gremillion | The Mighty Contributor