Reasons to Live Vol.2: APPLY NOW


If you’ve ever wanted to write and publish your own story but don’t know where to start, this is for you! 


In 2017, inspired by my own journey to wellness after surviving a childhood of family violence, losing my dad to suicide, and then experiencing sexual assault along with a chronic pain disorder in my 20s, I decided to write and release my first book… Reasons to Live One More Day, Every Day’: Stories of triumph from everyday Australians who refused to give into darkness. 

The purpose was simple: to show each and every person reading that no matter where they are in their journey, it is absolutely possible to create a new, brighter, purpose-filled life…

…To let them know that they aren’t alone, and that other people have walked this road before and found their way out.

reasons to live one more day every day book contributors

It was an incredible journey, and I was honoured to coach so many people (from international best-selling authors, to circus performers, musicians, and everyday inspiring community advocates) in the art of how to write their stories in a positive and empowering way, and to celebrate their triumphs with them.

Since its release, I’ve been flooded with incredible tales of survival and triumph over adversity…

From Scotland and Sussex, to Canada, California, Georgia, and all around Australia, Reasons to Live has touched the hearts of many, and inspired countless men and women to keep pushing through the darkness.

Even Kevin Hines (Filmmaker & Suicide Survivor) has a copy of the book!  

So, one year on, I’m excited to announce that YES — I will be creating a second version! Even more exciting, is that applications will be accepted world-wide!

That’s right…Applications are now open for 15 people to work with me & take part in my writing mentorship packages!  

(View my packages here)

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  • Gone through some serious s**t in your time, but have come out the other side…

  • Spent years dreaming about writing & sharing your story, but know you need a mentor to help you GET. IT. DONE…

  • Always felt passionate about using your experience to help others & grow your brand/message…


If selected, we’ll work together one-on-one to unleash your vision and craft your life story of triumph over adversity into a 2000 word memoir.

Throughout each step of the journey, I’ll be there to guide you through the process and help you create a powerful, beautiful, and inspiring chapter true to your life story.

It will then be published for you through an award-winning publisher, and immortalised forever in Reasons to Live Volume 2.

No need to waste months navigating the publishing sector, or struggling through another year of writer’s block. Make 2019 your year to shine. Your voice matters, and it’s time others heard it!





Who can apply? 

Anyone 18 years+ with an incredible story of triumph over adversity.

Whether you’re a community advocate, a CEO, an artist, a uni student, a hospitality worker, a stay at home parent, or just an awesome person doing your best to chase your passions, what matters most is your story, and the reason behind why you want to share it.

Do I need to be a celebrity, or have a huge profile? 

Nope! Reasons to Live is all about giving a platform to ANYONE who has struggled with adversity (or is still on their journey) and is working toward a future they can be proud of. Whether you have 50 followers, or 50K, I want to hear from you!

When will my story be published? 

Applications are now open, and stories will be published during 2019.

How much does it cost? 

Because we are all at different stages in our journey, and each person has a unique reason for writing their story, I have created 3 unique packages – targeted to everyday awesome individuals, small business owners, and those with a larger platforms.

(You can view my writing mentorship packages here, as well as the benefits/inclusions of each)

Who have you worked with in the past & what are you passionate about?  

I’ve been pretty lucky to work with some amazing and inspiring individuals, including best-selling author/international speaker Michael Crossland, globally renowned artist L-FRESH The LION, paraplegic circus performer Lauren Watson, and many others!

Over the past 8 years I’ve supported a variety of NFPs and charities through my writing and advocacy, including Women’s Legal Service, Working Women QLD, Project Karma, Cerebral Palsy League, Pink Cross Foundation, and Destiny Rescue (who I also sponsor a rescue home through).

I have a BA in creative writing and psychology, and am especially passionate about supporting grassroots organisations and charities tackling domestic violence, mental health, and human trafficking. You can read more about my life journey on my home page.

Can you make me a best-selling author? 

Just as no marketing company can guarantee you the top spot in Google’s search rankings, no writer can guarantee to make you a best-selling author (and if they do, RUN AWAY. Because dude, they are out to scam you).

BUT, what I can do is help you to write and publish a piece of literature that deeply fulfills you on a creative and emotional level, and also helps attract clients/people who deeply admire your message and want to know more about your journey/work.

Many of the people whose work I published in my first book have reached a wider audience, and been offered exciting opportunities, as a direct result of their story being published in a high-quality book.

For example, even though Michael Crossland is well known across the globe, by ghostwriting his story and pitching that chapter to one of my news contacts, his story reached over 120K readers in one weekend!

Michael received hundreds of supportive messages (including from many who had not yet heard of him), and was featured on Channel 10’s ‘Studio 10’ the following week.



Miss Natalie: Brisbane Singer & LGBT Advocate

Miss Natalie Brisbane Singer & LGBT advocate
Image: Scarlet

“To be able to hear my story written so beautifully in a way I don’t feel I could express all on my own was really amazing. It made me feel as though the traumas I had experienced in my life have actually made me stronger and shown me the value in sharing my story.I have been able to sing at more LGBTQ events, and Jas’ work helped me get more exposure to people I wouldn’t have reached otherwise.

“The most fulfilling parts were hearing about how other people related to my story and the sense that they weren’t alone in the events in their lives was a great feeling.”

Graeme Bint: Cairns Photographer & Former Aid-Worker, Paratrooper & Paramedic  

Graeme Bint Cairns Photographer

“I wrote in this book with no expectation. Perhaps more as a cathartic exercise for me to perhaps release my demons! It worked and now I hope it can help those whom read it free theirs.

Thank you Jas for the opportunity to tell my story. What you have produced with this book is truly fantastic tool for people wishing to heal and those whom just wish to understand more. “

Dan Price: Global Suicide Prevention, Mental Health & Wellness Speaker

suicide survivor dan price and author jas rawlinson

“I am very proud to be a part of such a positive, inspirational and powerful book, which is shining a light in the darkness; something our world desperately needs more of. Sharing my story for the book was a seamless process, largely due to Jas’ professionalism and devotion to the suicide prevention cause.”


Ready to get started on bringing your story to life? Let’s chat! 



Reasons To Live One More Day Every Day, by Jas Rawlinson

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