At Outskirts Press, Inc., we take great pride in celebrating the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing award-winning actress and life coach Brooke Lewis, who has published two successful titles with Outskirts Press.
Learn more about Brooke and her accomplishments, and how she uses them to help women realize their potential through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.
Tips to help you embrace your hot mess, be fearless and own it!
HOT MESS: refers to when a “person’s appearance is in a state of total disarray while still maintaining an undeniable attractiveness” and allure. Hot messes’ are appealing for a variety of reasons, most notably because they’re generally unexpected, capricious and agonizingly provocative. Additionally, numerous contingent factors make duplication rare and continual repetition virtually impossible. No one set of guidelines can perpetually determine what distinguishes a “hot mess” from an above-average train wreck. Regardless of the circumstances, you know it when you see it; because they are typically conspicuous, and obviously they are always awesome.
“I cannot tell you how good it feels to be self-aware enough to admit and embrace my “flaws”. Along with my strengths, my “flaws” and weaknesses make me vulnerable, special and unique. I also believe that by sharing my HOT MESS quirks with you, it will support you in embracing your HOT MESS quirks, too! Let’s break the ‘rules’ and stop chasing “perfection”. It gets tiring trying to be “perfect” all the time, doesn’t it?” – Brooke Lewis
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 155 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 25, 2016)
Genre: REFERENCE / Etiquette
I am a Vampiress from Brooklyn with a mission! Do you know how many teen girls struggle with the courage to make the right choices and find their own voice? My mission is to empower teen girls to be courageous, so they can make the right choices and find their own voice. I may be over 100 years old now, but, remember, Vampires never grow up! I still feel like a teenager at heart and I still struggle with the same issues and challenges I did 85 years ago. I’ve also been through over 100 years of challenges and experiences, so I think that qualifies me as a freakin’ “expert”, don’t you? I mean, there ain’t nothin’ I haven’t seen or heard, so I am inspired to share both my mistakes and successes with you. I will also tell ya that some of my biggest successes and lessons have come from making mistakes and the wrong choices. You just gotta pick yourself up, start over and make different choices the next time. At any time, you have the power to create a “do-ova” and feel differently, think differently, dress differently and be different. I, and this book, are here to support you, guide you and honor you in areas where you are feeling stuck, confused, fearful, insecure or simply needing help. I may have only tawked to them a few times, but I know your role models like Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift would also tell you to “Be You…And, Be Fearless” and in Ms. Vampy words, “VAMP IT OUT!”.
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White Paperback, 31 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 30, 2016)
Genre: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
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