Friday, February 13, 2009

Jump-Start Your Writing Career at the Conference - Shelly Ballestero

By Shelly Ballestero
Beauty Coach, Author

If you are thinking, “I will never get a book published or even become a freelance writer for a magazine” – think again, my friends.

This will be my fifth year attending FCWC, and I’m proud to say I am the author of the newly-released book, Beauty by God: Inside Out Secrets for Every Woman (Regal, Jan 2009).

In addition to contributing monthly columns to several publications, I’ve begun a new adventure, doing TV segments for News Stations (Beauty on a Budget), Better Homes & Gardens TV, Martha Stewart Radio (Whole Body segment), and other radio shows.

It is fun and scary at the same time; however, it would not have happened if it was not for my friend LeAnn Weiss-Rupard, who talked me into going to my first FCWC.

The Florida Christian Writers’ Conference is not just a “writers’ conference,” it’s an extended family. No stuffiness… just really sweet friends who want to give you the tools to succeed.

Whether it’s writing for your community newsletter, church flyer or writing a fiction book—the faculty is here to help. Just bring your pen, pad, a clear, fresh mind—oh—don’t forget your business cards!

In today's beauty-obsessed world, Shelly Ballestero is one of the few inspirational experts in beauty and health from a positive perspective. Shelly serves as a beauty coach, esthetician/makeup artist, and beauty expert for; writes a monthly column for Christian Women Online, The Family Groove; and contributes to Beautiful One Magazine, Natural Solutions Magazine, OnCourse magazine and Cornerstone Connection.

A graduate of the prestigious International Academy, Shelly teaches the art of makeup to instructors. Shelly also is a certified herbalist and a graduate of the top makeup school in the industry, Joe Blasco. Visit Shelly at

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