TORONTO, ON (Feb. 12, 2014)–Pauleanna Reid, Canadian author and motivational speaker has released full details for her upcoming book launch on March 22, 2014 at the Pantages Hotel in Toronto, ON.

After working on her young adult fiction novel: Everything I Couldn’t Tell My Mother for 4 years, Reid is gearing up to release her work to the world.

“I’ve got some great feedback so far on the preview so I can only imagine that people will love the story,” says Reid.

Aaliyah Panarese (the main character) is the teenage daughter of successful, overprotective parents who want the best for her but rarely consider her hopes and dreams. Under the matriarchal rules of her abusive mother, Aaliyah is expected to, without question, follow in her footsteps and attend law school after she graduates from high school. Frustrated and too cowardly to express her dreams of becoming a writer, she escapes life’s harsh realities by journaling heartfelt letters to her mother inside a diary, hoping that one day they will be the keys to rebuilding trust and strengthening the emotional connection that is lacking between them.

Being a victim of bullying, sexual abuse and depression, Reid has one main purpose for the release of her book.

“My hope is that this book will open discussion among teens, young adults and parents and fight some of the issues many young adults face today,” adds Reid. “I think some teens might feel like they will get in trouble or they are ashamed to talk about what they’re going through, but if they know how much it helps to open up and just talk about their problems, it will surely make a difference in the number of teens who have a low self-esteem and even those who consider suicide as a way to escape their problems.”

Anyone in the Toronto area who wishes to attend the book launch can visit for more info. Reid will be giving away free copies of her book to all attendees, as well as a Kindle device and cash prizes to other young entrepreneurs who are getting started on their empire building journey.

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About Pauleanna Reid

Pauleanna Reid is a nationally published journalist, motivational speaker, celebrity fashion stylist and mentor. Through a whirlwind of inspirational lectures, round table discussions and media appearances, she positively influences, challenges and reconnects youth with their passions while providing the necessary tools to prioritize and execute.

Media contact: Sandra Gabriel | 1-888-336-3763 x: 47 | [email protected]


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