ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born and raised in Roanoke, Alabama, Krystle Bell is a 2007 magna cum laude graduate of Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a double minor in Spanish/Business and Technical Writing. She is a 2011 graduate of Auburn University Montgomery with a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management and Leadership.
Krystle has been competing in pageants since age 17. She has experience in the areas of competition, judging, coaching, emceeing, directing, and stage management. She is the Founder/CEO of KrystleBell.com, a pageantry and lifestyle blog that serves as “Your Krystle Clear Source for All Things Pageant Related.” She is also the Founder/CEO of The Glamour Effect, a pageantry/life coaching and event consulting company.
She has a passion for endometriosis awareness, and she spends time educating others about this debilitating disease. In her spare time, Krystle enjoys singing, reading, public speaking, running, and modeling.
Krystle, tell us about your book?
The book is a guide that teaches women and girls how to successfully compete in pageants. I provide strategies I have used that have garnered me much success.
How did you come up with idea for this book?
I came up with the idea for this book from my own personal experience with competing in pageants. I was actually encouraged by my godmother to write a book on this subject matter.
What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?
The most difficult aspect of writing the book was actually finding the time to write the book. I started writing the book in June 2013, and I did not complete the writing process until May 2017. Procrastination was also a culprit.
Why do you write?
I write because I love sharing my thoughts on subject matters that are of importance to me. Writing is also very therapeutic for me. I started my writing journey as a teen when I began keeping a journal. It then progressed into writing for a school newspaper, a newsletter, a blog, and eventually a book.
What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?
I want my readers to learn that they have the ability to manifest their own crowns if they have faith in themselves and are willing to do the work.
Who are your favorite authors?
Some of my favorite authors are Florence Scovel Shinn and Nicholas Sparks.
What book(s) are you reading now?
I am currently reading Your Word is Your Wand by Florence Scovel Shinn and Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
What books have most influenced your life?
The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn and The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Tamika Hall; Tamika actually edited and designed my book, and she has helped me tremendously during this season. I love how she empowers entrepreneurs and provides awesome content that helps faith based authors take their written work to the next level.
Any advice to give to aspiring writers?
If you have a desire to write a book, do it! Put pencil to paper or fingers to keyboard and begin the writing journey. Also, give yourself a deadline so you can complete your book in a timely manner and not prolong the process.
Women and girls are competing in pageants at a growing rate in the United States and throughout the world. Many are winning titles, scholarships, gifts, and modeling opportunities just to name a few. Pageantry is similar to a sport and contestants must be armed with the mindset, knowledge, and ability to compete successfully and garner accolades. Whether a contestant is trying to win a title or develop a skill, Manifest the Crown: A Krystle Clear Guide to Pageantry Success is designed to educate novice and seasoned pageant contestants on what it takes to succeed in pageantry.
Join Krystle Bell as she offers a different perspective on pageantry and the knowledge and skill she used to manifest her own crown. She wants to get across to the readers that the ultimate goal is not just to win a crown; it is about becoming the person that God has called you to be in the world.
Get your copy today: Manifest the Crown: A Krystle Clear Guide to Pageantry Success by Krystle Bell
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