In Gambling on Granola: Unexpected Gifts on the Path of Entrepreneurship, Simon shares a tale that is uplifting and inspiring but also raw and honest. This is a business memoir but also a love story―the love for her daughter, of a journey in uncharted waters, of the products and company she created, and of the continued challenge to follow her dream.
We see her growth and healing over fifteen years, as mistakes, weaknesses, and naiveté evolve into resilience, resolve, and inspiration. For Fiona, it started out as all new businesses do―with an idea. But her world quickly became more complex as she established her company, developed new product lines, forged personal relationships in a competitive environment, grew her business, and held onto her deepest values―all while raising her daughter, Natalie, as a single mom.
"Fiona’s story is both personal and transformative. She lays bare the hopes and anxieties, challenges, betrayals and lessons learned in creating her own business. From the mountaintops of a solar observatory where she was raised, to the struggles and triumphs, her story is like a path of granola crumbs leading the reader to understand how to succeed at any enterprise."
- Jeff Kline, M.A. Ed., Chairman, Hispanic Communications Network, Washington, DC.
"Fiona Simon is an engaging storyteller and her narrative moves right along. It should inspire and motivate anyone who needs to remember the importance of persistence, belief in oneself, and vision in pursuing a goal. Her granola is good and so is her book."
- Bob McCormick, Publisher, Editor, Author
Paperback: 210 pages
Publisher: Terra Nova Books (January 1, 2018)
Gambling on Granola is available in in print at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.
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----------Blog Tour Dates
Friday, January 19th (TODAY) @ Bring on Lemons
Today at Bring on Lemons is and author spotlight for Fiona Maria Simon - don’t miss this opportunity to learn about Fiona and find out more about her memoir Gambling on Granola.
Monday, January 22nd @ Lisa Haselton
Lisa Haselton interviews Fiona M. Simon about her motivational memoir Gambling on Granola.
Tuesday, January 23rd @ Margo Dill
Fiona M. Simon is in today's spotlight at the blog of fellow author and single mom Margo Dill. Learn more about Fiona's memoir Gambling on Granola.
Wednesday, January 24th @ Grow a Creative Biz
Cheri Larson reviews Gambling on Granola by Fiona M. Simon and shares her thoughts with readers at Grow a Creative Biz. This is sure to be a great conversation - don't miss an opportunity to learn from these smart women!
Thursday, January 25th @ Writers Pay it Forward
Learn more about Fiona M Simon and her memoir Gambling on Granola.
Tuesday, January 30th @ Choices with Madeline Sharples
Fiona M. Simon takes the spotlight with “Gambling on Granola” at Madeline Sharples blog Choices.
Thursday, February 1st @ Bring On Lemons
Cathy Hansen - Wisconsin mother and business owner reviews Gambling on Granola by Fiona M. Simon and shares her thoughts with readers. Don't miss this exciting blog stop!