Publishing Services

If you’re a creative, and want to get your message into the world, I’d love to help.

I offer the following services on a contract-by-contract basis:

  • Generalised writing advice
  • End to End Publishing Services
  • Copyediting
  • Copywriting
  • Line editing of your manuscript
  • Full structural editing
  • Chapter analysis
  • Synopsis feedback
  • Creating marketing plans
  • Perfecting your pitch
  • Creating press packs
  • Social Media set up / integration
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  • Kindle Publication
  • PDF Book Generation
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  • Author Branding Packages
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  • Advice on Internet Marketing
  • Original image/logo creation & licensing

Please contact me via email jlmorse99@gmail.com or any of the following social media channels in order to discuss your needs, and how I can help you make your indie creative dreams a reality.

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The Family Bed – A Poem

The Family Bed is a sweet little poem I wrote about the benefits of cosleeping; such a simple parenting concept, which has brought so much joy and harmony to our family.

The Family Bed - Cover 2 - 2016It has twice hit the Amazon Bestseller lists in the UK and USA, topping the Parenting, Babies & Toddlers and Sleep categories. #Humble #Gratitude

I’ve been lucky enough to get some lovely reviews from very kind readers (other than my Mum) – Pop to Amazon UK to read them.

My aim for 2016 is to turn this proven seller into a proper picture book (currently e-book only)… So, illustrators – get in touch!! The book includes safe cosleeping (bedsharing) guidelines and links to parenting authors who helped me early in my journey. I would love to expand and update this list – let me know in the comments who has really helped your family with baby bedtimes!

For now, you can get your copy on Amazon UK, Amazon USA, or your country’s store (just search “JL Morse The Family Bed”)

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The World of Wickham Mossrite – A Family Novel

HAVE YOU MET THE MOSSRITES?

The World of Wickham Mossrite is the first in a series of five books about the lives, loves and learnings of an unschooling, conscious living family. Think of the Mossrites as modern hippies if you will; poster children for the crunchy, pinterest inspired generation. A life viewed through green-coloured glass. One reviewer actually called them “A Walton’s for the 21st Century.” I liked that.

Their stories are all about family values, in a less than conventional family. Daring to take the road less travelled, The Tales of a Blue Sky Thinking Family are about designing and pursuing the life you really want. About better life/work balance. About rethinking societal measures of success. About friendship, and laughter, and a banging musical soundtrack. And food. Lots, and lots of food.

The book is available as a paperback or ebook worldwide on Amazon – Just search in your country’s storefront. 


Selected Reviews:

Featured in the May 2015 issue of The Mother Magazine

Issue69-Cover3Small Mother mag WM Review 2015The World of Wickham Mossrite can best be described as an attachment novel aimed at young readers. I would say that it’s the kind of book a parent would give their tween to help them find a fictional character that they can relate to – assuming of course that your family ticks at least some of the ‘crunchy’ tick boxes. The Mossrite family are the ideal ‘natural’ family, from the home birthing, somewhat hippie parents to the culturally aware, socially responsible home schooled offspring, you kind of wish you could be a Mossrite, most of the time.

The story itself should appeal to young readers, and parents will love (or hate) the underpinning principles of attachment, though the easily offended should probably avoid it, as the story does dabble in issues such as Vegetarianism and circumcision (**Note: it doesn’t) in a conversational-yet-educational way.

The first in a series, we’re excited to see what else happens in the world of Wickham Mossrite.

WM Mother Magazine Review 2015


Amazon Worldwide Reviews:

on December 8, 2014

I absolutely fell in love with Wickham Mossrite, the hero in this story. He so reminded me of my own son, and I loved the way the author described everything, especially our hero! (an immense slumbering Buddha in a boy’s casing). This is a wonderful story for anyone who is interested in the natural passion for learning inside of all children, and how when supported it blossoms, flowers and becomes a lifelong love of learning.Throughout the story, the boy has choices and freedom allowing him to be responsible for his own path in life. He is filled with compassion, kindness and an understanding of the world around him (or at least a patience and unconditional knowing of the world around him) to just become the person he is destined to be.His family does not impose upon him, rather they offer gentle guidance when he asks and they allow him to unearth the magic, discover the possibility and experience the passion that IS living a life of compassion and purpose. I loved his adventures and his consciousness, seeing the entire world with everyone and everything in it with awe and a sense of wonder.

Whether homeschooling, unschooling or somewhere in between, seeing the world through the eyes of Wickham and experiencing life as he does is what the heart of natural parenting is all about.

JL Morse has presented a story that is a delight to read, share and mostly, be inspired by.


5.0 out of 5 stars I highly recommend it!,
1 Jan. 2015 By Mrs.Vickery
A heartwarming tale of unconditionally loving relationships, natural learning and a passion for getting stuck in to real life experiences. This book is something every child could sink into, and especially for those who are being educated without school, Wickham Mossrite will be someone to relate to and attach to. The characters are well written and come to life fully, and the story, though not following the often used trend of fantasy, is compelling and engaging. I would suggest that this book is suitable for children over the age of 6 or 7, as there are some deep concepts (such as vegetarianism) which may bring up big questions, but it is also a very interesting read from the point of view of a natural, home educating parent. I highly recommend it!


5.0 out of 5 stars Restored my faith in books,
7 April 2015 By Helen
I loved this book, it felt natural and fluid from the start, and I just wanted to immerse myself in Wickham’s world at every opportunity! Full of fun, friends and food, it also raised interesting questions about education, consumerism and this crazy world we’re living in. JL Morse has a brilliant style of writing, so positive and fresh, without any of the unnecessary stress and violence that seems to have become the norm. A page turner for the right reasons. I’m intrigued to find out what happens next, fingers crossed there’ll be a sequel soon.


 5.0 out of 5 stars A Waltons for the 21st Century, Fantastic!
31 July 2014 By Norvic Kilton
A lovely story that reminds us all about the importance and love of the family unit. Wickham is a hero of the age, a wise head on very young shoulders. A warm and very comforting tale of our time and how one family dare to be different and lead life in their own way and at their own tempo. Filled with humour and thought provoking wisdom. You really do start to care about these characters and what happens to them. A great read, can’t wait for book 2 highly recommended.


5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, refreshing read.
27 April 2015 By donna dee
This is an absolutely fantastic book, which I will be recommending to many of my friends. I’m already looking forward to the next in the series and have enjoyed every page.


5.0 out of 5 stars Would Love to Hang Out with Wick Mossrite!
19 Sept. 2014 By Tree Hugging Dad
I love how JL Morse describes the delicious food Wickham’s sister Salt prepares; I can see warm, colorful pictures of their family home and I feel the deep bond between all family members and their friends. It’s fun to follow all the little episodes and adventures and to see the special relationship between Wick and his new friend Hes develop. Short: I love this book.

If you believe in Homeschooling and Natural Parenting: READ this book! If you don’t believe in Homeschooling and Natural Parenting: READ this book, too!!! 🙂

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars,
25 Mar. 2015 By b mcdougall
Beautifully written and characters you will fall in love with.

There have been a couple of covers since Wickham first hit the shelves – Here they are for you – Which do you prefer? Send me a mail – I’d love to know.

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New Day Resolutions – NDRSimpleHappy

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Welcome to the infoblurb about my 2016 Happiness Project…

… Introducing New Day Resolutions

After years of made and abandoned New Year’s Resolutions, this 1st January I decided to launch something a little different.

Why wait for New Year’s Day for a New You?

If new habits are truly meant to stick, they are meant to seamlessly integrate into, and improve upon, our every day lives. Every. Day.

Hence, //New Day Resolutions.me

Three children in five years left a gap in my writing habit I want to address. I also have learned an awful lot about what adds up to happiness in my life, and what subtracts from it. NDRSimpleHappy is my version of happiness curation – tips and tricks from the weird corners of the bloggisphere which have genuinely made a difference in my life.

Not an impossible list of mandates, or a reading requirement longer than your arm. One daily post it note, lots of links, and a dash of love poured on top.

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If you’d like to follow along, or even share your favourite tips to get to Happy, I’d love to hear from you.

Here are the links

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http://newdayresolutions.me/2016/01/01/001-getting-started/

Make this face more #happy #simplehappy #bellygrin #newyearsresolution #newyear #baby love #chocface #purejoy #newdayresolution

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The Romantic Disentanglement of Us – A Novel

This is the story of Us. What we used to be. Perhaps, what we never were.

One never having experienced the neurotic disintegration of dysfunctional love has never experienced love at all. I know this now.

What happens when intertwined lives, such as ours, begin to unravel? Bare hearts, focused. Raw. Not hearts and flowers, we are long past that. She’s made certain of it. She is leaving me, it’s only a matter of when.

This is the story of she and me. No longer, Us.

The Romantic Disentanglement of Us is a gross anatomy of an overdue break up. The final frustration of a less than civil partnership. A lesson in love gone cold, contempt and contentment. Love stories start at the beginning. This is the story of the beginning of the end, and what happens next.

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Pre-Sale Reviews:

The Romantic Disentanglement of Us details the disintegration of a long-term relationship, via respective (often unreliable and surprising) narratives. It is not your conventional romance, but a tale of love gone cold; of contempt, bitterness, and questioning what it really means to be looking for, or losing, a partner in life.

A probing discourse on the nature of human relationships, this novel blends quantum physics, philosophy and social commentary in a tale of what happens when we lose ourselves to someone else, and how we can start to find ourselves again.”


…”The Romantic Disentanglement of Us is not your usual romance. It is about the steady tumbling descent of a long-term relationship. The sharply drawn characters are erudite, relatable, and often acerbic, using wide literary context and quantum physics to elucidate on the many dimensions of the central theme, love; what it means to find it, lose it and live without it. This is not a hearts and flowers romance, but is redemptive and rancorous alike.”

The Romantic Disentanglement of Us is available in print and ebook on Amazon Worldwide, and for FREE on Kindle Unlimited.
Just search in your country’s store – or click below for USA.com or UK.co.uk 


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If you would like to be in the monthly prize draw for a FREE review copy of this, or any other of my titles, please send me an email, get in touch via Facebook, or Twitter, and don’t forget to subscribe/follow here for updates. I really value your feedback, constructive reviews make such a difference to authors, and I appreciate all the kind words and help to share my work that I receive.

UPDATE: I am so pleased to be able to say that on 5th July 2015, TRDOU hit #1 Literary Romance, Contemporary and Women’s Literature Bestseller on Amazon UK and #2 on Amazon USA. Thank you.

Amazon Reviews (Neither of which are from my Mum):

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 August 2015
This is one of those books that can hit a nerve in an uncanny way. I found myself sucking air through my teeth at the recognition of me and my past relationships in there.

It is an interesting take to start a story at the end of a relationships and document what happens next. So few books I have read actually do that, Kramer Vs Kramer possibly…. but this story has it’s own story….if you know what I mean?

A great book for any commitment-phobes like me out there!

on 16 July 2015
A wonderfully wordy read. The feelings of each party as the relationship starts to fall apart make for a thought provoking read. At first I wasn’t sure of the identity of the other party , then I guessed and then changed my mind again ,which was part of the intrigue. Worth reading but don’t expect a plot line or a story but more a full immersion into each party’s emotions and insecurities.