Interview with Elizabeth Reed and Jackie Wallace, authors of “Leave Your Sh*t Here”

Digital Book Nook recently caught up with Elizabeth Reed and Jackie Wallace, authors of “Leave Your Sh*t Here.” We are excited to share this insightful interview with our readers today. 

When did you first discover that you enjoy writing and wanted to become a published author?

Liz Reed: I have been writing on and off for most of my life. The goal to help others came after I entered my own sober journey. I felt telling my story would help others to know not only that they aren’t alone, but normal. We have all been through things that we thought only pertained to us and struggled to keep a secret. Through my open platform of writing people can relate to my stories. The book lays it out in easy-to-use terms and ideas. 

Jackie Wallace: I have been writing for a long time. This is my fourth published book and I have three more in the works.

What is your favorite and the most challenging aspect of writing?

Liz Reed:  The most challenging part of writing is getting all the ideas into a small space. There is a lot going on up here and it needs room to expand. Creating a concise easy to navigate book can be challenging. Thoughts to paper is the idea and the exercise.

Jackie Wallace:  Writing is therapeutic for me. The most challenging part of writing is creating a quiet space and eliminating distractions.

Tell us about your latest release.

Liz Reed: Our book” Leave Your Sh*t Here” helps the reader to write and release. This can be easier said than done. We have assembled easy-to-read chapters that you physically put pen to paper. You are instructed step by step on how to write and release. The reader can start at any chapter that jumps out and begin. Very user-friendly and cathartic.

Jackie Wallace:  I am very proud of this latest release because it’s a practice that Liz and I have used many times and know it works.  Based on the feedback I have already received, it is a tool many people were searching for. This workbook is very simple to use, and it is very relatable.

How did you come up with the title of your book?

Liz Reed: That was Jackie’s title.

Jackie Wallace: The title is based on the feeling of how nice it would be to have a place to dump your toxic thoughts and feelings.

What do you hope readers are able to get from reading your story?

Liz Reed: It’s my hope that readers will find their first pathway to better mental health. Knowing that you are not alone and that others share the same symptoms and mental health issues is a beginning for many. A sense of overall well-being comes from sharing your story, even with only yourself.

Jackie Wallace:  I hope readers get reassurance that they are equipped to work through just about anything and that they are not alone.

Who are some of your favorite authors?

Jackie Wallace: My favorite authors are all in the self-help space, Brene Brown, Ed Mylett, and Tony Robbins are a few of them.

Do you have any advice for writers looking to get published?

Jackie Wallace:  Anything and everything is possible. Stay persistent and keep knocking on doors.

About the Authors:

Elizabeth Reed

I’ve been a practicing psychotherapist for over 11 years. I’m also an author and podcaster at Liz Life Guru. This is my second career; I was a gourmet chef for thirty years. I have embraced sobriety for 20 years as well. My life is one of many emotional and tumultuous times. I like to say, “I’ve been there and done that.” My openness to my own life struggles has helped me in my sobriety and be a better therapist. It is my honor to share my story and help others on their path to a better life. It truly is never too late to create the life you want. Let me help you live a life of peace and enrichment. I’ve written a workbook to help people start their own mental health journey called “Leave your Sh*t here” and my podcast can be found on all platforms. Be well and look forward to your new life…..Namaste

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Liz Life Guru @ Instagram and Facebook | Liz Life Guru @ Podcastnation and @Podcast Detroit | Psychology Today

Jackie Wallace

Jackie Wallace is a serial entrepreneur, four-time author, and successful podcaster. With over thirty-five years of leading and coaching people, and over 250 interviews as a podcaster Jackie enjoys exploring how everyday people figure out their purpose and pursue it. “My superpower is curiosity which makes me an avid learner. I have embraced my failures and learned to rewrite the narratives acknowledging the blessings in the lessons.” 

In addition to coaching, Jackie is the founder of BDOPE Water and the creator of the national holiday, Sit with a Stranger Day, every September 16th

Her professional background includes a B.S. in General Management from Wayne State University in Detroit  Michigan, and  a Certification for Professional Life Coach from World Coach Institute Inc. 

Jackie is a wife and mother of three.

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Leave Your Sh*t Here is available at Amazon.