Initially self-published and launched on March 14, 2018, You Are Not Alone is a passion project which has taken me on a journey to meeting incredible survivors, people who are willing to share their experiences of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment as evidence that there is still so much to change in this world, and in many cases, stories of survival and hope. Many of the contributors found the writing process cathartic – as I always have.
A second volume is in the works also to be published by Sunbury/Brown Posey Press.
Inspired by #MeToo, together #WeToo now stand up, speak out, and be heard.
In the wake of the #metoo movement, times are changing. Victims and survivors of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment are no longer staying quiet, but are raising their voices to stand up, speak out, and use their truth to bring these atrocities to light in the hopes of making lasting change.
This book has 56 stories from women and men who were willing to come forward and donate their experiences in order to break their silence, start healing, and help others. The stories come from contributors as young as 14 years old to as old as 72.
They are stories of survival. They are stories of the depths to which some people go, uncaring of how they affect others or whom they hurt. They are stories of predators and victims.
These are victims who are no longer willing to bear their experiences in silence.
It is time to see the writers of these stories as more than victims, but as who they really are: Survivors. Advocates. Mothers. Daughters. Sons. Friends.
Book Review from Dr. Paul L. Hokemeyer, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist:
“In a world haunted by aggression, violence, and betrayal, ‘You Are Not Alone’ serves as a campfire around which we can gather, united in our commitment to alter the trajectory of sexual violence and reclaim the dignity of our lives. It illuminates the resilience of the human beings who’ve lived through the trauma of sexual violence and inspires all of us to become more evolved and compassionate in our intimate connections.”
Do you want to make the jump from writing as a side hustle to a full-time freelancer?
Are you already a freelancer looking for ways to bring in new clients and revitalize your business?
This book is for you!
Follow the journey of author Jyssica Schwartz as she went from personal blogger to writing on the side to building a profitable business as a full-time freelance writer and editor. You will see exactly where she found clients, how she cold calls and direct messages companies, and read real examples of marketing strategies.
It was 90 days almost to the day of getting her first paying client to making enough to quit her sales and business development career to be a writer. She shares personal details of her struggle with anxiety and feeling isolated working from home to the mistakes and failures she has learned from – and hopes you can learn from, too
Share in her trials and tribulations on the journey to creating a profitable writing business in Write. Get Paid. Repeat.
Book Review Excerpt from Bemis Reviews Books:
“Schwartz offers actionable steps to finding the kind of paying clients that freelance writers seek. Her path is different from the typical content mill grind that many writers take which is refreshing. Schwartz’s humorous, open, and friendly writing style is also reflected in her work practices of transparency with her clients which sets her apart from others in the field. Engaging, honest, and easy to read, Write. Get Paid. Repeat. has the kind of confidence-building tone that applies to all no matter what your field.”
Launched on January 2, 2018, I am a contributing author in The Better Business Book Volume 3, a collection of 100 people each giving their best business advice. My chapter on management styles starts on Page 152.
If you’re like me, you probably have 100+ business books on your shelf collecting dust. Some of them you’ve read, some of them you had hopes of reading, but life just got in the way.
Each of those books probably followed a theme and had one important underlying message to share with you. Hundreds of pages, thousands of words, but only one golden nugget of underlying wisdom.
All that reading for just one golden nugget.
Imagine if you could have one book that gave you 100 golden nuggets. Less dust. Less clutter. Just one book to always have by your side and reference whenever you need to.
Well, that’s The Better Business Book. It’s your one-stop shop for crystal-clear business advice that you can use to grow your business and live the life you’ve always wanted.
The Better Business Book is better than your average business book. That’s how we came up with the title. It consists of 100 people each sharing their most valuable business lesson. A real story from their business experience and the lesson they learned from it. Each time you read it, you will learn something new. Guaranteed.
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