We here at Wise Ink have a lot of fantastic authors who have books that came out or are coming out this fall. In celebration of their work, we asked our authors some questions to get the scoop on what they’ve been up to, what the writing process has been like, and other exciting bits of info! Up first is Lisa Harris, author of Unveiled Beauty.
Tell us about your book available this fall and why your readers are excited about its release. Unveiled Beauty: Handwritten Stories from a Poetic Heart is more than a poetry book. Never before has a book combined these three art forms - fashion, photography and poetry. With stunning fashion photography and everyday women as models, Unveiled Beauty modernizes the age-old art of traditional poetry. The city of Chicago with its downtown city vibe, local parks, and the beautiful Lake Michigan are backdrops for the artistic photographs in this project. We also partnered with fashion and lifestyle photographers as well as several apparel and accessories designers to bring this vision to life.
What's one thing you are most proud of in Unveiled Beauty? It is a celebration of women! I am most proud in how we honored so many diverse women in this book - all different shapes and sizes, ethnic backgrounds and ages. A reminder to our readers that beauty is not confined to media’s standards. I am also proud that beyond the photography, we honor a woman's journey within the poetry. We boldly cover women’s topics such as aging, motherhood, depression, abuse, and other social issues. A true testament that beauty is also found in some of our darkest moments in the form of strength.
What was the process like in your journey to publish your work? I have great publishing partners at Wise Ink so the process of publishing itself was fairly smooth and exciting. For me, publishing a book has mostly been a journey of professional and personal growth. I have learned a lot about myself. I've learned patience and how sometimes in life you have to trust the process. More importantly, I have gained a great appreciation for artists and entrepreneurs. It takes a unique person to express their vulnerability through their art and as an entrepreneur, it takes hard work and dedication to build a business and a brand from ground up.
The Unveiled Beauty Book Launch Event Party that happened on September 30th included a photography gallery, several fashion capsules & displays, a fashion show/ poetry reading emceed by the author herself, and an official book signing. If that gives you any indication of what to expect from her book, you might want to purchase your copy today!
You can buy her book in the following ways:
Available at www.fashionmeetspoetry.com as well as on amazon.com and seattlebookcompany.com
You can also find the author on social media:
Facebook (Fashion Meets Poetry)
Twitter, Instagram, & Pinterest (@FashionMPoetry)