Thank you for your interest in helping me spread the word about my new book, The Monkey, the Moon & Maybe: How to Embrace Change & Live Fearlessly. The book is available for purchase from the book’s website: and from Amazon (soft cover and Kindle). I am available for guest blog posts, interviews, features, and reviews.

We are looking for reviewers! If you’d like to review the book, the e-reader version is available upon request. Please include the type of e-reader and a couple of lines stating your interest.

I’ve shared tons of information below that will help you promote the book, and feel free to contact with questions, or to set up an author interview or blog feature.

The Monkey, the Moon & Maybe MEDIA KIT includes:

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FREE Study & Discussion Guide: (available early November)
The new guide is designed as a tool for self-study and discussion guide for book clubs.

This book is intended for:

  • Individuals of any age or occupation looking for straight forward advice on how to deal with one of life’s most daunting challenges — constant change.
  • Managers in organizations who are looking for a solution for employee change fatigue. The book can be used in informal brown bag sessions and team meetings. Employees who read the book immediately relate to the the main character who is facing looming lay-off.

About the book

The Monkey, the Moon & Maybe is the story of Olivia, a successful mid-level manager whose perfect life and prospects for a bright future are shattered when the CEO of her company announces a major merger. Her situation goes from bad to worse when her team of demoralized service reps turn against her.

When her exasperated husband, fed up with her “poor me” attitude, insists she get a grip, Olivia goes to Isabel, the wise woman for answers. The lessons the young woman learns about resiliency and the 12 Aha!s she discovers on her transformational journey provide a road map every one needs to live with uncertainty at work and in life.

This engaging story teaches readers simple steps they can take to live fearlessly, embrace change and live a more joyful, satisfying life. Link to Synopsis  Website:


Paperback: 135 pages
Published: September, 2014
Publisher: Front Wheel Learning
ISBN-13: 978-0-9907266-0-9
Category: Business Self-Help
Available in soft cover and e-reader versions from
Quantity discounts available at the book’s website (soft cover)


About the author

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Barbara Burke is an internationally recognized customer service consultant, speaker and author. For the last 28 years she has advised contact centers on creating positive work cultures, trained thousands of service representatives, and helped supervisors be effective leaders. Barbara’s bi-weekly newsletter Monday Aha! goes to 3000+ subscribers throughout the world.

When she isn’t glued to her computer or traveling for business, Barbara spends her time gardening, volunteering, and enjoying life in Northfield, Minnesota, a small river town with the motto “Cows, Colleges and Contentment.”



“Here in this small book of tales you will find jewels and whimsy; celebration and drama; insight and joy. And by simply listening to a story well told by a storyteller well seasoned, you may discover the wisdom at the very heart of our modern workplace.”
— Michael Carroll, author of Awake at Work.
(Additional reviews will be posted as they become available.)

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About the first book

The Monkey, the Moon & Maybe
is the sequel to Barbara’s first modern fable, The Napkin, the Melon & the Monkey: How to be Happy & Successful by Simply Changing Your Mind, published by Hay House in 2010. The book tells the story Olivia, a struggling new service representative who, by taking the advice of a wise mentor, Isabel, learns to be happy by getting out of her own way. By the end of Olivia’s transformational journey, she accumulates 22 Aha!s — bits of wisdom to live by. The book has been translated into seven languages. Available from booksellers (Soft cover and e-book) including (Soft cover and Kindle)