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Interview with Lakeysha-Marie Green, author of ‘The Seeds of Beauty’

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theseedsofbeauty-coverABOUT THE SEEDS OF BEAUTY

What’s the real secret to radiant beauty? It may come as no surprise that how we look on the outside is directly connected to the beauty deep inside us. What’s more, when we are burdened with the weight of low self-esteem, it’s all-too-visible in our physical appearance. That’s why a truly successful makeover begins by reconnecting with who we are at our very core—long before the swipe of the credit card or snip of the shears.

Now, fashion stylist Lakeysha-Marie Green has written a groundbreaking new guide to developing show-stopping beauty from the inside out. Inspirational and easy to use, The Seeds of Beauty seamlessly joins the key elements of inner beauty with savvy, expert style advice on making the most of your own physical attributes. Addressing both of these all-important parts of true beauty, this gorgeous resource comes together in one illuminating journey that looks as fabulous as it feels. In Part One, “Beauty Within,” you’ll learn to build a foundation of self-love, exploring subjects such as acknowledging your value, developing resilience and finding the courage to move forward. Part Two, “Beauty Reflected,” offers you practical advice on wardrobe fundamentals to bring out your beauty and create a winning style, such as working with your body type, selecting your best colors, choosing a swimsuit, and even building a shoe wardrobe. Unlike other fashion and beauty makeover books on the market, The Seeds of Beauty challenges you to discover just why you are uniquely beautiful on the inside. Once you have embraced your own brand of beauty, you’ll be truly motivated to master the building blocks to accentuate your appearance—and glow with your own exquisite beauty from the inside out. PURCHASE AT:amazon

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Welcome to Beyond the Books! Can you start out by telling us whether you are published for the first time or are you multi-published?

Yes, I am published for the first time!

When you were published for the first time, which route did you go – mainstream, small press, vanity published, or self-published and why or how did you choose this route?

When publishing my first book, I took the self-published route. I think this stemmed from my wanting to learn more about the publishing process by taking the book end to end. From choosing the type face to collaborating with the designer on the cover, it’s really been a great experience from which I have learned a lot.

How did it make you feel to become published for the first time and how did you celebrate?

When writing a book it can be a very long process. There are so many ideas and directions that pop up as a result of one that can keep the pen moving. So when I finally finished and published the book I was very excited! I definitely jumped up and down a few times to celebrateJ.

What was the first thing you did as far as promotion when you were published for the first time?

The first thing I did was promote the published book through my social networks, which really helped to kick things off. I followed it up with a blog tour to help get my name out as a new author.

Since you’ve been published, how have you grown as a writer and now a published author?

As a writer I have grown to learn that while it’s important to nurture ideas, at some point you’ve got to love them and let them go out into the world. Trust your work and trust your ideas. There is no perfect line.

What has surprised or amazed you about the publishing industry as a whole?

So when I grew up, there were no Kindles, no Nooks. I checked books out from a library or bought them from the bookstore.  Personally, I will always prefer the feel of a real book in my hand but nowadays I’m shocked if I see a Kindle reader without color or what do you mean you can’t read a book on your phone? The digital publishing industry has exploded and almost any book is accessible within minutes. It’s really amazing.

What is the most rewarding thing about being a published author?

The most rewarding thing about being a published author is to be able to connect with another person through the book. You never know who shares your same ideas or experiences. That’s what I like so much about books; they have the power to connect people.

Any final words for writers who dream of being published one day?

Yes, stick with it and don’t give up. If there’s a story within you, it’s because you were the one meant to share it.

ABOUT LAKEYSHA-MARIE GREEN

Author Lakeysha-Marie Green is no stranger to tackling style dilemmas. A fashion stylist and former women’s fit technologist, her extensive experience in the fashion industry taught her the importance of fit, fashion, and effortless style. Her penchant for creativity led to her work in editorial magazines, international film premieres, and advertising. Passionate about helping women to look their best, Lakeysha-Marie has contributed her style expertise on television and in print publications. Inspired by her own roller coaster ride to self-discovery, Lakeysha-Marie began writing to illustrate the potential for transformation that lies within us all. She holds a degree in fashion design & merchandising, with continued coursework in styling & photography from the London College of Fashion.

Visit her blog at: http://www.theseedsofbeauty.com

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