Love shouldn’t leave your lovelife when you’re trying to conceive. Making babies should be hot, fun, and sexy – and that’s what this project is about.
Led by fertility expert Jani White Lic Ac MBacC, The Fertile Fizz is the creative quest of three women seeking to demystify the machinations of creation and explore the myriad ways in which we can bring the magic back where it belongs in our bedrooms.
Frank, witty, and underpinned by years of medical experience, The Fertile Fizz provides an arousing insight into the science and sensuality behind conception. White’s wisdom is simultaneously candid and comforting, providing practical guidance through the difficult problems faced by those trying to conceive, and offers direction out of the doldrums of scheduled sex.
When you think that one in four of those trying for a baby will encounter difficulties today, there could be no better time for this book. If this is not affecting you, it will be affecting someone you know.
This isn't yet another boring how-to book: it’s an invitation to enter into a journey of understanding of the endocrine and the erogenous in a book interlaced with beautiful illustrations (Carolyn Weltman) and verse that will leave you voracious for a close-encounter (Rebecca Deacon). It is a reminder of the need for tenderness in a world increasingly defined by automation and atomization, and a kind voice and competent hand through the troubles and guilt associated with fertility that are all too often shrouded in silence.
WHO WE ARE
Jani White, Lic Ac MBAcC
Jani White is an internationally-renowned acupuncturist and lecturer with over two decades’ worth of experience in the field of fertility. White’s specialty is in her knowledge of all things hormonal.
When teaching couples how to best harness the chemistry of attraction in their pursuit of parenthood, White unites the best of Western and Chinese medicine with a charisma and candour that have become all too rare in the often sombre field of reproductive health.
Weltman describes her work as being “utterly and unashamedly ecumenical in [its] fascination with the human form and the imaginative capacity for loving its inhabitants”. Her raw, sensual style takes subjects drawn from life, embracing both their power and their vulnerability. Her illustrations imbue the book with the essence of the wisdom – both physical and spiritual – that White’s words impart.
The poetry found between these pages is the unfurling of desire. It is the real-life correspondence of Rebecca Deacon and her gypsy pirate lover, telling a tale seduction, subversion, and sexual exploration.
WHY WE NEED YOU
We’re pioneering a whole new approach to reproductive health and well-being. This series of books will explore every facet of the process, catering for all ages, across all stages.
Your kind support will help us to cover the costs of the editing, typesetting, proofreading, indexing, design, print run, shipping, admin and marketing.
Our working titles for the rest of the Fizz series:
'Birth-Fit Fizz' - preparing for a vibrant Pregnancy, Birth & Recovery
'Flashy Fizz' - Sexy Menopause
'Spunky Fizz' - Men's Sexual Health
'Spotty Fizz' - Teenage Angst & Sexual Issues
Each one is written with an eye to helping people to find their own resonance of sexuality, at whichever stage of their lives they may be in.
Come and join us in bringing these fresh new titles to the marketplace, helping to promote a healthful and vibrant approach to enjoying and inhabiting this most important part of our lives.
Publishing Consultants: Heather Boisseau & Clare Christian at Red Door
Editor: Sadie Mayne
Typesetter: Megan Sheer
Proofreader: Kathy Steer
Indexer: Lisa Footit
Cover Design: Clare Turner
Printer: CPI Limited
Videographer: Vincent Rowley
KS Campaign Manager: Mo Fine
Risks and challenges
This is a very low-risk endeavor. Everything is on schedule for the publication,
which is being overseen by Red Door, our publishing consultants.
The manuscript final edit is complete, the images are formatted, the poetry is steamy, and we have the final schedule in place:
* March 3rd - Final tweaks are to be completed for submission
* March 15th - Final copy to the printer
* March 29th - The first real, actual honest-to-goodness hardbound book will roll off the press and into your hands!
- (30 days)