glennys marsdon

Consumer Psychology Consultant – Award Winning Author

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See below for details about each book.


50 Ways To Grieve Your Lover

Sample readers comments:

‘A wonderful book a perfect blend of humour and wisdom.’50 ways small website

‘Just had to tell you how much I enjoyed the book, actually enjoyed isn’t the right word, I was moved. Although your book was light-hearted it was never frivolous and all your depth of feeling came through. I’m sure it will bring peace of mind to many people who read it. What cheered me up was your message that despite all the suffering there is light at the end of the tunnel.’ 

It’s a bit strange writing a book you hope people wont need, but in the event that they do, I hope this provides some strength and laughter for the journey ahead’. Glennys


Suddenly widowed and not knowing what to expect, Glennys turned to her research skills to find answers. However she soon found there were few books on the market that looked beyond the funeral and few with any element of humour. When people started asking her for advise she decided to publish what she had learnt, use the book to honour her partner cartoonist Michael Collins by including some of his work, and raise funds for depression research. Written as a series of emails to a friend it covers the first 12 months after the funeral.

The book has been used by: Solaris Care Cancer Support; Carers Australia; Australian Red Cross; NZ Counsellors Association. It was employed during the NZ Pike Mine Disaster and Victorian Bush Fires. Aside from widows it has also been used after other periods of loss e.g. divorce. Featured in: Community Newspapers; talkback radio

To buy: on Amazon for $3.49 go to link and or at Smashwords for $2.99 (USD, with a greater return to the author) at link  For a hardcopy contact us via the contact tab $20 (AUS) +postage at cost Workshops: Glennys runs workshops on Moving Through Grief (see Guest Speaking).


Me Time: 100 strategies for guilt-free me time

‘Marsdon takes everyday activities like going to the bathroom of driving in your car and finds ways to turn them into ‘me time’. Start yours by reading more than 100 strategies for gaining guilt-free time just for you’. Review by WritingWA in The West Australian

Winner: People’s Choice Award at the Australian Social and Market Research Society (WA) Conference 2013.

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We all want more Me Time, but how do we get it … and how do we enjoy it … guilt free?

In a survey undertaken by Procter and Gambles’ Ivory brand in 2011 they found that 66% of American mothers confessed to hiding in the bathroom to get some Me Time. Australian social researcher Glennys Marsdon, spent 9 months chatting to Australians about their strategies for gaining Me Time.

Yes, hiding out in bathrooms was a popular choice for Australian mums too,’ said Glennys

In the 1980s ‘Greed Is Good’ era, Glennys often worked through the night developing marketing strategies for blue chip clients. Years later while catching up with colleagues she saw the direct impact of lives lived fast. In 2010 while researching a major social issue across Australia her client explained that ‘all nighters’ would be required to meet an unrealistic deadline … nothing had changed. So she took nine months off to talk to a wide range of Australians about their attempts to build a balanced life. During the research she uncovered a key barrier to Me Time … guilt.  She realised it wasn’t enough to just outline some real-life strategies, she needed to explore ways to reduce the guilt. By reviewing medical literature and talking to experts she uncovered some interesting facts, such as … couples in workaholic marriages tend to have twice the divorce rate or only 2% of us can truly multi-task effectively. Featured in The West Australian.

To buy: For a hard copy at $20 + postage, please contact us via the contact tab. EBook format via Amazon (without the pictures) click here for around $5.00. Free 6 Tips for Me Time available on The Ponder Room blog. Workshops: Glennys runs workshops on How To Get Guilt Free Me Time (see Guest Speaking)


Freelance Life: Do You Dream Of Being A Successful Six Figure Freelancer?

Glennys has lived the Freelancer life for two decades and has lost count of the number of people asking her for the secret. This usually happens around tax time or when workplaces are restructuring.

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Recently she was asked to run a workshop for people interested in joining this lifestyle and while preparing for it she realised there were twenty questions that’d show whether they were ready or not.

This book outlines those twenty questions. By answering each question readers end up with an Action Plan to start them on their way.

To buy: The book is available on Amazon here for around $5.00


Pondering about …. Food

Pondering About -Food jpegA collection of humorous ponderings about food. This book contains seven short essays about food.

To buy: The book is available on Amazon here for around $4




Tales of the Revolution: True Tales of People Poking the Box and Making a Difference

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For Seth Godin’s Book, which Glennys is profiled in, go to link



To e-publish or not to e-publish

I thought it was wonderful and I am very impressed with your research. I learnt heaps and I’m a published eBook author. Marlene Rattigan editor

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This book outlines 10 questions to consider before you find yourself waist deep in the e-Publishing River.  It marries Glennys’s personal experience of publishing two traditional books and two eBooks with the 20+ years she spent helping organisations develop marketing and advertising strategies.

Through her consumer psychology consultancy, Glennys has undertaken thousands of marketing projects for blue chip clients and government agencies. She approached her own venture into e-publishing like any other project, and consequently after nine months of attending writing festivals and workshops across Australia, copious emails, and discussions with e-publishers she made her decision.

Along the way she uncovered 10 core questions, and then pondered what to do with this insight. Rather than leave the findings festering in the bowels of her filing cabinet, she decided to publish them in the hope they might prove useful for others, and so the book was born.

Relevant to first time and established authors the book touches on topics like: you the author; your market; reading styles; marketing; e-publishing; pricing; DIY; and provides some key links to get you started.      The book in itself is part of the research process, for example it includes photos so you can see how they get treated in an e-platform.

To buy: available on Palmer Higgs link for $9.95 If the link doesn’t work please use the contact page to request a copy.