We Are Not Alone

This is the sequel to the critically-acclaimed You Are Not Alone, which was released by Sunbury Press in February 2019. Volume 2 book introduces 56 new stories and was published in October 2020. This series 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.

You can purchase We Are Not Alone it on Amazon and on Sunbury’s website.

Description:

Inspired by #MeToo, together #WeToo now stand up, speak out, and be heard.

Victims and survivors of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment are no longer staying quiet, but are raising their voices to bring these atrocities to light in the hopes of making lasting change.

In You Are Not Alone volume 1, author Jyssica Schwartz showcased 56 people who volunteered to tell their personal stories of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment. 

This second book has 56 brand new stories of survival from women and men who were willing to come forward, break their silence, and donate their experiences to start healing and help others who so desperately need to know they are not alone.

They are stories of the strength of survivors told by courageous victims who are not longer whilling 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.

Reviews of Volume 1 from Amazon readers:

“I thought the book would represent the tragedy and devastation of sexual abuse, but it really is the story of good vs. evil where not only is good winning, it’s blowing the evil away.”

“A page-turner that creates a sense of connection; there are parts of these stories that will resonate with everyone, revealing the scope, subtlety, and pervasiveness of the problem.”

“I love the fact that this book gives people like me a voice. Sometimes we just need our story to be told.” 

“Stories create an opportunity for us to relate to one another, connect, and humanize. And the stories in this book — diverse, and often heart-breaking — do just that. A great book and an important tool to help further our collective understanding of the magnitude of the movement.”

Concept to Conclusion: How to Write a Book

Released on November 26, 2019, Concept to Conclusion: How to Write a Book is the most straightforward, comprehensive, and easy-to-read guide you’ll ever read for how to write a nonfiction book, from conceiving and refining your idea to creating an outline, breaking down the writing process, and even what you need after you’ve written your manuscript. 

You can purchase it here in my shop or on Amazon.

Description:

You’ve been wanting to write a book for YEARS. Life gets in the way, and hey, the idea of writing a whole books feels overwhelming! So, you keep pushing it off to someday.

This book is about how to write that book. There is a process for writing a book and I am going to break it down to the nuts and bolts for you. You can definitely, absolutely, 100% write a book.

Here’s the catch: This book is not about writing any book quickly. It’s about writing a good book on a deadline.

I am not promising you some clickbait-y idea of writing a book in 3 or 13 or even 30 days. I am promising (and delivering!) you a step-by-step guide to take you from initial concept to the conclusion of your manuscript and beyond.

In Concept to Conclusion, we will be diving deep into the process of writing your nonfiction book, including details and examples.

Some of what you’ll learn in this book is how to:

-Identify your audience

-Create an outline

-Write a chapter

-Understand the editing process

-Know your publishing options

-Use your book as a marketing tool

And more!

It’s time to realize your dream of becoming a published author. You don’t need to be 30 years deep in your field or have an English degree. You just need to take the time and effort to share your message with the world – and this book will show you how to do it.

Book Review from author and writer Elizabeth Carlton

“Jyssica delivers well beyond what she promises in “Concept to Conclusion,” outlining the basic steps of writing a book from start to finish, and then feeding you tips on the essential and ongoing step of marketing.

This book was an incredibly fast and easy read. I was able to start and finish it in a single afternoon. Her writing voice is simple, straight-forward and engaging. There’s no fluff as Jyssica chops up useful and actionable advice into bite-sized pieces that are easy to understand and recall, from how to write a book to habits you can adopt that make the process easier. She also includes suggestions for resources (many of which I use myself!) that will save you a wealth of time and research.

As a professional writer and author, I found her advice to be spot-on. If you’re eager to write but stalled by uncertainty over where to start, definitely pick this title up. It makes for an excellent guidebook for entrepreneurs or budding writers looking to publish a nonfiction book.”

See her review here on Goodreads.

Book Review from an Amazon reader:

“Jyssica is an incredible author who puts the aspiring writer first. Her book isn’t full of vague advice. She literally goes over everything needed to create a book from start to finish.
 
Any question you’d have during this process, she answers! There’s no need to research anything after you’re done—that says a lot about a book and its author. It’s a one-stop-shop for everything drafting, writing, and publishing related. You couldn’t ask for a better book!”
 
See this and other Amazon reader reviews here.

You Are Not Alone: True Stories of Sexual Assault, Abuse & Harassment From Around the World

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.

In February 2019, this book was republished and released by traditional publisher Sunbury/Brown Posey Press. You can purchase it on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, and on Sunbury’s website.

The second volume, We Are Not Alone, was published October 2020.

Description:

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.”

Write. Get Paid. Repeat.

Launched on August 17, 2017, Write. Get Paid. Repeat. is my first published book! You can purchase it here in my shopon Amazon, and from BooksAMillion and Barnes & Noble.

Description: 

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.”

The Better Business Book, Volume 3

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.

Description:

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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