As the curtains close on 2023 and the festive spirit of Christmas surrounds us, we're taking a moment to bask in the glow of gratitude for a remarkable first year in publishing.
To our incredible customers, you are the heartbeat of our journey, and we sincerely thank you. Your support and willingness to give our books a try and the enthusiastic return buys and pre-orders propel us into an exciting new chapter of our book series in 2024.
Crafting these resources took years of dedication and collaboration before reaching the publishing stage, and this year, we’re proud to say, "How Hayden Found Her New Favourite Foods" journeyed to 13 countries and sold out two major print runs. This wouldn't be possible without the families who embraced our gluten-free narrative and trusted us to make an impact on the lives of their gluten-free loved ones. We've been thrilled to have received endorsements from Coeliac Australia, dietitians, psychologists, and industry experts – a badge of honour we wear with immense pride.
As we bid farewell to 2023, anticipation fills our hearts. The mission to support coeliac children and their families continues.
Before signing off, we wanted to give a special shout-out to our talented illustrator, Kat Fox, who breathes life into our stories and injects the 'fun' into a gluten-free lifestyle. To the unsung heroes—the editors and designers—who breathe life into our brand.
Most importantly, we salute our main character, Hayden, a real-life superhero with coeliac disease. Hayden has been hands-on throughout the entire drafting and creative process. Her collaboration and hand-selection of every major and minor detail have ensured that readers have the special opportunity to connect with a like-minded peer in character form. She has truly gone above and beyond to ensure her stories resonate with her fellow gluten-free friends, and we are so proud of what she has accomplished as a young coeliac wanting to stand up and make a difference.
To parents, carers, and families tirelessly keeping the tummies (and small intestine!) of their loved ones safe and advocating your hardest, we stand in awe of your dedication and join hands in solidarity.
And last but not least, we extend our deepest thanks to industry friends, businesses, and gluten-free advocates. Together, we're forging an inclusive community for the next generation.
So to all of our supporters, your unwavering love is the fuel for our journey. Stay tuned for some very exciting updates in the new year.
And to that end, we wanted to wish you a joyous holiday season and a fantastic year ahead. May your bellies be full this Christmas and your hearts filled with warmth and happiness. Happy Coeliac Adventures and Happy Reading!