Interview with Lakeysha-Marie Green, author of The Seeds of Beauty: Defining Your Beauty From the Inside Out


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

Q: Welcome to The Writer's Life.  Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how long you’ve been writing?

A: I am an indie author and fashion stylist who is unapologetically in love with beauty and style. When I was little, I loved to watch my mom while she curled her hair or painted her nails. It always came out so pretty, but I was such a tomboy and style was not something that came naturally to me.  Every time I tried to paint my nails I always ended up with lumpy bubbles in the polish! Uggh…

While I do have formal training, a lot of what I know about fashion & beauty came from trial and error trying to figure out what to do with my own body. I completely get why women hate shopping and I also understand how you can still feel like crap no matter perfectly put together your look. It’s something I’ve experienced and a driving factor behind my writing. I have always enjoyed writing throughout my life but have begun to do so more seriously within the last five years.


Q: Can you please tell us about your book and why you wrote it?

A: The Seeds of Beauty: Defining Your Beauty and Style from the Inside Out connects the elements of inner beauty with expert style advice on building a winning wardrobe. Part one is an intimate journey that takes you through the steps of building confidence, self-esteem and fostering a deep sense of appreciation from within. As you begin to strengthen and discover who you are as a woman, part two reveals how to take these new aspects of your personality and incorporate them into a stunning wardrobe that flatters your body type.

As a fashion stylist I strongly believe that timeless beauty begins from within, and that each makeover starts with reconnecting with who you are at your core. This is my reason for writing The Seeds of Beauty.

Q: What were some of the biggest challenges you faced writing it?

A: One of the biggest challenges I faced while writing the book was keeping a sharp focus. I have a tendency to start with one idea and end up with something completely different. In this instance my outlines were really useful in helping me to stay on track.

Q: Do you have an agent and, if so, would you mind sharing who he/is is?  If not, have you ever had an agent or do you even feel it’s necessary to have one?

A: I do not have a literary agent however I do believe there are definitely benefits to having one. It really comes down to your goals as an author as well as the route you wish to take with respect to publishing.

Q: Did you, your agent or publisher prepare a media blitz before the book came out and would you like to tell us about it?

A: Prior to the book being released I utilized social media heavily as well as cued it up with a pre-blog tour blast. It was a great way to help launch the book and jump start book sales.

Q: Do you plan subsequent books?

A: Yes, I do. I really enjoy writing on the topics of fashion and self-esteem. I have several ideas that I look forward to developing into subsequent books to keep fashion novices and maven alike inspired.
  
Q: Thank you for your interview, Lakeysha-Marie. Would you like to tell my readers where they can find you on the web and how everyone can buy your book?


A: Yes, my author blog can be found at http://www.theseedsofbeauty.com or follow me on Twitter @beautybodystyle. The book can be purchased online at Amazon.com or locally at Tattered Cover Bookstores. 
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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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The Seeds of Beauty Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

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Monday, June 17 - Book featured at Mary's Cup of Tea
Tuesday, June 18  - 1st Chapter Reveal at 4 the Love of Books
Wednesday, June 19 - 1st Chapter Reveal at Parenting 2.0
Friday, June 21 - Interviewed at Review From Here
Monday, June 24 - Book featured at Beyond the Books
Tuesday, June 25 - Book featured at Authors and Readers Book Corner
Thursday, June 27 - Book reviewed at My Life. One Story at a Time
Friday, June 28 - Interviewed at Literal Exposure
Wednesday, July 3 - Book reviewed at Library of Clean Reads
Friday, July 5 -Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking
Monday, July 7 - Guest blogging at The Writer's Life
Wednesday, July 10 - Book featured at 4 the Love of Books
Thursday, July 11 - 1st chapter reveal at As the Pages Turn
Tuesday, July 16 - Book spotlight at I'm Shelf-ish
Wednesday, July 17 - Guest blogging at Between the Covers
Thursday, July 18 - Interviewed at Broowaha
Friday, July 19 - Guest blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Monday, July 22 - Book featured at Confessions of a Reader
Tuesday, July 23 - Book featured at Parenting 2.0
Wednesday, July 24 - Interviewed at Beyond the Books
Thursday, July 25 - Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Wednesday, August 7 - Guest blogging at Review From Here
Friday, August 9 - Book featured at Authors and Readers Book Corner
Monday, August 12 - Guest blogging at 4 the Love of Books
Wednesday, August 14 - Book reviewed at My Cozie Corner
Thursday, August 15 - Interviewed at I'm Shelf-ish
Friday, August 16 - Book reviewed at Reading to Know
Monday, August 19 - Book reviewed at Queen of All She Reads
Tuesday, August 20 - Interviewed at The Writer's Life
Wednesday, August 21 - Book featured at Beyond the Books
Thursday, August 22 - Interviewed at Examiner
Monday, August 26 - Guest blogging at Allvoices
Wednesday, August 28 - 1st chapter reveal at Books, Books the Magical Fruit
Thursday, August 29 - Book featured at Literal Exposure
Friday, August 30 - Interviewed at As the Pages Turn
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