• Living Without Fear

• Inspired Journeys

• Leonard and Lea

• Leonard and Loulou

• Loulou & Loupi


‘Living Without Fear’ also goes with the podcast with the same title – available on multiple podcast platforms.

Fear of not being good enough, fear of being laughed at, fear of not being seen, heard, or understood, fear that something will go wrong again…

In her autobiography, journalist, and children’s book author Esther Bürki describes in an impressive and honest way how she struggled for years with fears, self-doubt, and depression.

At the age of 57, she discovered methods and exercises that helped her to steer her feelings and thoughts by degrees into positive channels and slowly to start living the life she had always dreamed of: empowered, fulfilled, and full of joy.

In ‘Living Without Fear’ you will learn how you too can overcome your fears and self-doubt, with the help of many valuable, true-to-life tips.

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Orders from other countries than Switzerland or Germany: If you don’t live in Switzerland or Germany, go to Amazon and search for ‘Esther Buerki’ and order the paperback or the e-book version of ‘Living Without Fear’.


“Inspired Journeys”, published by Women Rock Switzerland and Swiss Made Story, became an Amazon Bestseller in 2022.

Inspired Journeys – published by Denise Nickerson, Michelle Guiliano (the founder of Women Rock Switzerland), and Esther Buerki – is an anthology of profoundly captivating stories written by 31 women living in Switzerland from diverse backgrounds and countries that span the Earth.

What can we learn from the lives of 31 women? Who might we become if we focus more on women’s challenges, triumphs, life-changing, and identity-shaping choices?

Whether you’re interested in love or betrayal, a life filled with variety or consistency, whether you’re considering career options or an international move, get carried away by Inspired Journeys! Whether you are concerned about climate action, social justice, gender equality, immigration, freedom from religious persecution, motherhood, shamanism, or sports, or whether you’ve personally faced harassment, miscarriage, bankruptcy, or abuse, let these deeply human, tightly woven stories reach you with their intimacy and authenticity.

Get inspired by our Business Directory! Join us in supporting women-owned, women-led businesses with your referrals, hiring decisions, and consumer choices. Get curious. Act for women. Read Inspired Journeys and discover your own!

Orders from other countries than Switzerland or Germany: If you don’t live in Switzerland or Germany, go to Amazon and search for ‘Esther Buerki’ and order the paperback or the e-book version of ‘Inspired Journeys’.


For 6- to 10-year-old girls and boys, Leonard and Lea is written in English and German and has 12 wonderfully colored illustrations.

Do you know a sensitive child? Get this book for her or him. After the first story about the boy Leonard and his cat Loulou, the second children’s book “Leonard and Lea” is even more beautiful to look at and the story about bullying at school is also more touching and intensive.

Even though, the continuation is completely independent of the first volume.

The book tells the story of how Leonard is being teased at school for being friends with his new classmate Lea. Like him, Lea is an outsider.

Together, they experience how the cat Loulou and the dog Lo help them to become more self-confident.

The book’s themes are again bullying, self-confidence, feelings, and relationships with cats and dogs.

The Bulgarian artist and art professor Teodora Puncheva created again more than a dozen wonderful illustrations in A4 format.


For 6- to 10-year-old girls and boys, Leonard and Loulou is available in 3 languages with 12 wonderfully colored illustrations.

This story about a magical transformation is written for parents and adults to help them to talk with their children about feelings like not being good enough at school or similar situations like getting bullied and refusing to go to school.

By hearing this story, children realize that they are not alone in these feelings and they start talking about them. And there is nothing more beautiful for adults than to read this inspiring book to children and look at the images of sweet cats and dogs with them.

You and your children will be loving Leonard and Loulou, a book about feelings that don’t have enough space in our today’s world and which we could express more often. Couldn’t we?

Léonard’s story is also a little bit the author’s own story – who often felt not being good enough. But it’s as well her son’s story, who didn’t want to go to school because of his feelings of inferiority.

The book has already touched a lot of children’s and adult’s hearts.

The American Publishing House, Morgan James K!DS, from New York bought the rights to publish a soft cover version, which is available in many online stores around the world.


“The book is beautiful. The topic bullying is very important, and the way this topic is presented is very appealing and will certainly help many children AND adults.”
Elisabeth Dancet, mother, CFO assistant

“Our 11-year-old was sick and awake early. I gave him the book, and he read it through in one go: Dad, he said, this is a funny story… and very beautiful!”
Thomas Friday, Coach MindMove

“I like the story because it is about a problem that young and old human beings know as well as Léonard: Not to be sufficient and to lose confidence in themselves. Clever animals are helping in this loving story. The dogs and cats, for their part, learn from Léonard how difficult it is often for humans to show feelings and confidence. The crafty cat Loulou has an idea…”
Esther Bachmann, photographer,

“The book is so touching and loving! I feel like I’ve met Léonard in person. Congratulations! It is so wonderful when people create things that speak directly from their hearts and touch other hearts.”
Annette Golaz, editor and photographer,


This photo book tells the story about the cat Loulou and her four kittens, including Loupi, a white male with a black tail, with 50 touching pictures.

If son Léonard had not been, Loulou would not have existed, and without Loulou, there would not have been my children’s books “Leonard and Loulou” and “Leonard and Lea”.

The calico cat Loulou came to us as a three-month-old kitten. Since we wanted to have kittens, we didn’t let her be neutered at first. On my blog, I describe how lovingly Léonard cared for his cat and how he didn’t have time for his homework.

Before Loulou turned one year old, she was already pregnant and gave birth to four beautiful black and white males. How all this happened and how it came that Loupi, the white male with a black tail, stayed with us, I tell in this photo book with 50 full-format pictures.

The very short, simply written texts are in English or German (see German edition). A lot of English is not needed to understand the story.

Order the book “Loulou & Loupi” on Amazon as a paperback version or an ebook.

Use your local Amazon page (UK, US, Europe) to avoid high shipping costs!

Price: approx. USD 18 (use your local Amazon page, UK, US, to avoid shipping costs)

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