Oh my goodness. Would you look at that cover? I'm not too shy to say it. It's a thing of beauty. Every time I look at this cover I pat myself on the back for insisting on professional photography. After that I thank my lucky stars that I ended up working with someone as amazingly talented as Kimberly Davis. I loved writing my book, but Kimberly's photos make me love reading it again and again and again. Every recipe is photographed - every single one! The book also includes photos throughout the non-recipe chapters featuring ingredients, techniques, and step-by-step tutorials. It's absolute eye candy from start to finish.
So where am I at with the book? Our photos are done. The recipes have been tested, and my manuscript is in. I just handed back what should be the very last round of edits and next week it goes off to the printer! If everything goes to plan the book should arrive in stores in June. That's just a few months away - meaning I am less than 1/4 of a year from achieving a lifelong goal, becoming a published author. Not too shabby for someone whose dog ate an inexplicable amount of homework in her youth.
Oh, and if you haven't heard my pitch yet, here's what my book is all about. The Natural Beauty Solution will contain over thirty natural skin and hair care recipes - most of which can be fully customized to suit your specific needs. This book will be your step-by-step manual to replacing the commercial products that your everyday routine depends on. It isn't just a beauty recipe book, it's a practical guide to changing your lifestyle - one product at a time. If you are looking for a way to cut down on the synthetic chemicals in your life, this book is for you. It's even better than a juice cleanse.
The book is already available for pre-order on most major booksellers, including Amazon, IndieBound, and Barnes and Noble. While there are certain advantages (read: discounts) of buying the book through these big sites I would recommend buying the book directly from me for a number of reasons.
- When you buy The Natural Beauty Solution from my Big Cartel shop a larger portion of your dollars go directly to me, the author. Writing a book is a lot of work, and a somewhat costly endeavor. As a first time author your support means a lot - like a WHOLE LOT.
- All pre-orders made through my Big Cartel Shop will come with a special bonus, a printed booklet containing three special recipes not included in the book.
- If you order your book from me I can sign your copy before sending it out! Just leave a note in your order letting me know how you'd like the book dedicated.
- Packages sent by me are much cuter than anything you'll get from Amazon. I'm talking stamps, stickers, the whole enchilada.
If you'd like to get your mitts on even more natural beauty goodness I recommend signing up for The Natural Beauty Solution Mailing List. Next week I will be sending everyone on that list an email containing a super secret code that will add an extra special bonus to their orders in addition to the bonus recipe booklet. Mailing list subscribers will also stay up to date on book-related events like workshops, demos, and book signings! Sounds pretty fun, right?
Sign up for The Natural Beauty Solution Mailing List and find out how to receive an extra special bonus when you pre-order through my shop on Big cartel!