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My name is Crystal Leonardi, and I am the founder of Bowerbird Publishing. Established in 2021, Bowerbird Publishing provides writers of all ages and levels of experience with cost-effective, professional publishing services.


I myself am an award-winning, self-published author, entrepreneur, farmer's wife, and mother to 4 beautiful children. I am based in tropical Julatten, working with writers from all around Australia & New Zealand.

In 2021, I wrote a book about my critically-ill son called ‘Boy of Steel’, and my life changed forever. It won me awards and recognition and brought me great joy to know that it was helping other families like mine.

From the realisation that my story and survival had the power to help others, I began searching for my passion and purpose.

As a self-published author, I quickly realised that many talented writers weren’t sharing their stories simply because they hadn’t been able to secure a book deal. That their feelings of rejection and disappointment were overshadowing their will to find the courage to keep their publishing dreams alive.

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My company, Bowerbird Publishing, was born in 2021 to provide solutions to this problem. I took my skill set and abilities, both professional and personal, to help writers tell their stories. In a dog-eat-dog world, I give writers the confidence to celebrate their achievements.

Today, I remain a mum and fierce advocate for my family and business. As a mum of a brain cancer warrior, I understand the immense struggle of other cancer families, surviving or not. As an author and publisher, I use my knowledge and experience to empower others to share their story. Our lives are created to be shared and inspired. Through writing and publishing stories, I find peace and hope for the future.

Everyone has a story to tell.

I want to help you bring yours to life.

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I am a mum, business woman, writer and farmers wife. To follow my journey through this incredible life, check out my blog...

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