Lazy beach afternoons and pool days are perfect for catching up on your reading list. This combination of local women authors and a bad-a$$ money book will keep your attention all summer long.

EMBRACING GREATNESS: A Guide for Living the Life You Love

By Sophia Ellen Falke

Sophia takes the lid off previously held beliefs you have about yourself and others and shows how those beliefs can keep you from creating the life you love. Get ready to transform your relationships; your physical, emotional, and spiritual health; your financial freedom; your business and creative expression; your joy in life; and your ability to do what you want, when you want, with whom you want. When following the steps outlined in “Embracing Greatness,” you will experience a new vibrancy in every situation and endeavor. The author, Sophia Falke, is known for her wit, wisdom, and unwavering support to her clients so that they experience breakthroughs and achieve their individual greatness. She has distinguished herself as an award-winning and best-selling author, speaker, professional and personal development expert, and teacher.

PERMISSION TO BE ME: A Transformational Guide from Woman to Goddess

By Karie Millspaugh

Karie was awakened in the middle of the night with the overwhelming urge to help her clients obtain more self-confidence. After working with many female clients over the years, she noticed one common denominator. No matter how much they wanted to be a leader in their community, they lacked the confidence to be in the spotlight. Karie wanted to give them that special permission to truly be themselves. “When we allow ourselves to see our own special personality traits we feel empowered to just be ourselves.”

Karie Millspaugh is a Women Empowerment Keynote Speaker, mentor and published author who also runs a public speaking agency. She is a single mom originally from the Midwest who feels that it’s her personal ministry to assist women to rise up and recognize their own special gifts.


By Jen Sincero

In the follow-up to “You Are A Badass,” Jen Sincero writes with the inimitable sass, down-to-earth humor and blunt practicality that we’ve come to expect. Based on her own transformation from a frustrated 40-year-old living in a converted garage watching tumbleweeds blow through her empty bank account to a successful business owner traveling the world in style, “You Are a Badass at Making Money” is a testament to the fact that, in Jen’s words, “If my broke ass can get rich, you can too.” She combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, “aha!” concepts that unlock earning potential and get results while uncovering what’s holding you back from making money.