About Miss WInn
As the C.E.O. of Winn Publications, I support independent authors, helping them navigate the complex landscape of book publishing through services and various other resources. As a publishing coach, I write and publish author guides.
I have also published several other books, including poetry books, a children’s coloring book, and works of fiction.
As a part of my belief in mental wellness and writing to heal, I have designed hard-cover affirmation journals to uplift and inspire others.
Through my multifaceted role in the book publishing industry, I have become a fluid and dynamic leader, speaker, publisher, author, and designer. With a strong commitment to inclusivity and community-building, I work hard to support independent authors and readers everywhere.
The Idea That Inspires My Work
I have extensive knowledge and experience in the writing and publishing industry, which sets me apart from competitors who may not have the same level of expertise. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge with others and helping them navigate the complex world of book publishing.
I am dedicated to fostering a supportive and inclusive community of writers and creatives. I believe that building strong relationships is critical to success and that everyone deserves to feel heard and valued.
Creativity is at the core of everything I do. I am constantly seeking out new and innovative solutions to challenges and encouraging my audience to tap into their own creativity. Through my brand’s products and services, I strive to inspire and empower others to unleash their full creative potential.
What Experiences have shaped who I am Today?
My experiences have shaped who I am today in many ways. One of the most significant experiences was experiencing relationship trauma. Through this experience, I found a specific purpose to integrate with my passions. I became an advocate for survivors of trauma and founded my own business, Winn Publications, where I work with other authors who share my passion for making a social impact and giving back through philanthropy and compelling stories. I offer affordable publishing packages for different budgets, and I am tech-savvy so I can format books for my clients.
Another experience that shaped me was my college journey. It took me 7 years to finish college, attending 4 different colleges along the way. This experience showed me that with determination, I can get through anything. I don’t like to waste time, so I am determined to make it to the goal line.
A few years ago, I quit my 9-5 job just weeks after ending a traumatic relationship with my ex-fiancé. Although I started my business just weeks after ending the relationship, in hindsight, I left my job because I needed a mental break. As a single mother who had to take care of her family, I was worn down, and I needed to recover. I made my way back to a place where I felt so much love, Orange County, CA, and stayed there for 3 years. During that time, I grew my business, taking it from a sole proprietor to an LLC in Feb. 2020 and increasing its revenue each year.
In every one of these situations, determination got me through. My skills and strengths revolve around writing, designing, and mental health. I have been using InDesign for almost 10 years to design fliers, images, books, and even a college newspaper at one point. I offer author services for as low as $50 and publishing services for $100 a month. I work with indie authors and help them sell copies of their books by using my platform to help them cross-promote via my IG Live show “Book Talk: Author Interview.” I also host and sometimes go to popup shops and sell their books alongside mine.
Through these experiences, I have learned to be a great leader, public speaker, and writer. My experiences have shaped me into the person I am today, and I am grateful for the opportunities they have brought me to help others.