Inspiring Voices Author Margaret McSweeney Shares Her Self-Publishing Success Story

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“Mother of Pearl” author and “Pearl Girls” founder chooses Inspiring Voices to help share her mission of “Connecting Hearts and Souls to Impact the World”

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Inspiring Voices, a self-publishing service from “Guideposts,” today released a compelling video interview with “Pearl Girls” founder and author Margaret McSweeney. McSweeney traditionally published her first book in 2009 but chose to self-publish her acclaimed follow-up, “Mother of Pearl—Luminous Lessons and Iridescent Faith,” to have more control of her book and to ensure the book would reach readers in a timely fashion.

McSweeney created “Pearl Girls” because she wanted to build a community of women helping women, with the mission of connecting hearts and souls to impact the world. The organization specializes in working with women and children in difficult circumstances and helps them realize they are not alone and that through faith and the healing power of God’s love, they can overcome anything. “‘Pearl Girls’ is a metaphor for the oyster that unexpectedly encounters grit that gets caught in its shell, and we, as women, always encounter that unexpected grit. And through God’s love and grace, that grit can be covered and we can move on,” said McSweeney.

In her interview with Inspiring Voices, she encourages other women to share their own message and become published authors. “I can’t speak highly enough about Guideposts and Inspiring Voices. They did a marvelous job on ‘Mother of Pearl,’ and had I not had the publishing opportunities they presented, it would have taken awhile longer to make it available to readers,” continued McSweeney. “For all of you out there that have a manuscript, I encourage you to not give up. I challenge you to read your manuscript with fresh eyes and not be afraid to share it with someone—especially the team at Inspiring Voices.” To watch the complete interview, visit:

“As an author who has been traditionally published, Margaret McSweeney brings a unique perspective to self-publishing. With her second book, she had a sense of urgency in bringing it to her readers and also wanted to be more involved in the entire process,” said Keith Ogorek, senior vice president of global marketing at Author Solutions, Inc., the strategic publishing partner of Guideposts. “I’m thrilled she chose Inspiring Voices to help deliver her message of love and encouragement to women everywhere, and I hope that message compels even more individuals to realize their publishing dreams.”

For more information about Margaret McSweeney and “Pearl Girls,” please visit For more information about self-publishing opportunities with Inspiring Voices, please visit:

About Inspiring Voices:
Inspiring Voices, a service of Guideposts, is dedicated to helping authors share their words of hope, faith and inspiration with the world. As a strategic publishing partnership with indie book publishing leader, Author Solutions, Inc., Inspiring Voices allows authors to publish inspirational and spiritual books without respect to their specific doctrine, denomination or political point-of-view. Authors published through Inspiring Voices benefit from access to exclusive Guideposts marketing services, with select titles appearing in a special collection at For more information on publishing with Inspiring Voices, log on to or call 866-697-5313. Follow us @inspiringvoices on Twitter, or “Like” us on Facebook for the latest news.

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