New York’s # 1 book influencer, author, DAILY podcaster, and publisher, Zibby Owens, is on the Beautiful Writers Podcast! Joining her is Peruvian mountaineer, humanitarian, and social entrepreneur, Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, the first openly gay woman to climb Everest and all seven summits (who happens to be one of Zibby’s favorite writers). Welcome to another literary love-fest! 💜

With only a week until pub day for my #BeautifulWritersbook, I couldn’t help myself. I had to record an episode with these fantastic writers and miraculous human beings. Why now? Because I couldn’t get their missions or memoirs out of my mind. Zibby’s Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature and Silvia’s In the Shadow of the Mountain: A Memoir of Courage (Selena Gomez will soon play in the movie) stole my focus and my heart.

In the Shadow of the Mountain

Sometimes the best thing to do when you’re busy is dive into a great book—or TWO! I’m so excited to share this episode of the podcast with you, where we get honest about the magic and mayhem of taking our work and manifestations to new heights. 🌄

From overcoming extreme shyness, abuse, loss, and addiction and channeling our pain into healing words (and, in Silvia’s case, trekking to help victims of sexual violence find a sense of peace and closure), you could say we’re women on a mission. One of surpassing our limitations, living large, and changing the world—one step, one reader, one beautiful book at a time.

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Write on! ✍️ xo

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