Smashwords – What is Your Greatest joy of Writing?
I write nonfiction to assist readers for healing physical and emotional abuse and suffering. I also write for teenage girls on how to improve their self-esteem. My joy lies in the opportunity to assist readers to change and decrease the pain in their lives. I also experience joy in being creative and simplifying complex ideas so they can be more easily understood.
Smashwords – What is the Story Behind the eBook Self-Esteem: A Teen’s Guide for Girls?
As a teenager, I suffered with the lowest possible esteem. I felt bad and had constant negative thoughts about myself for a lot of years. As I taught 100’s of teen girl’s self-esteem over a number of years, I saw 90% in my groups had very low to below average esteem. Almost everyone over 10-12 weeks would improve their esteem.
As I saw self-esteem remains a major challenge with media’s emphasis on girls and women being super thin and having to achieve an impossible standard of beauty, I decided to write a book giving more girls an opportunity to see the truth, gain awareness and have a choice to love themselves.