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Hidden Gems: Meet Sierra Dean of Dean Diaries Publishing

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sierra Dean.

Hi Sierra, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I was someone that barely knew how to express emotions. It felt uncomfortable expressing myself and constantly looked out for everybody else’s feelings. There was a moment when couldn’t take it anymore. I became depressed and didn’t know what I was doing or if I was even living life for myself. In my eyes, I felt like everyone else had life figured and were living in their purpose. As I talked with a friend he advised that I should take up some hobbies to find out what I really enjoyed doing then I would be able to live my life on purpose as well. For a full year, I took up hobbies like sewing, crafting sunglasses, crocheting, working out and more. Then one day while laying on my couch feeling like the world was slowly crushing my world, I decided to pick up the notebook and pen on my coffee table and just write. I sat there writing for the remainder of the evening. It felt liberating and took me to another world. As I began writing, I noticed that I was writing poetry. I never knew that I wrote poetry but it can out natural. It wasn’t forced. I then realized at that moment that writing was it. Thats what I needed. Writing was my hobby and vacation. It felt good. That particular day opened my eyes to a new world. I found my voice and over time, I no longer felt uncomfortable expressing my feelings. Writing was my outlet.

I started Dean Diaries in 2016 to help others learn how to express themselves through journaling. I held Journaling Workshops around the St. Louis area and published three books by 2018. I was on a journey to help others find and understand themselves no matter what. I’ve created content for organizations, written blogs, articles in newspapers, and been featured in the Huffington Post. I’m now creating Best Selling Authors by helping others to write, share and market their books globally. I love helping others find their voice in a world full of noise. We need more people to share their stories and knowledge in the world today.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
My struggles have been my own internal thoughts. My family and friends speak highly of me and support me in any way they possibly can. Anytime I find myself experiencing a negative, I listen to uplifting music, read books, take a refreshing walk, create affirmations, or just simply relax my brain.

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Dean Diaries Publishing is your one stop shop when it comes to books. We not only create Best Selling Authors but also help authors with the toughest part, which is writing their book. Most people want to write but dont know how to turn their thoughts into a full book of content for their readers. We also help authors promote their books by creating never-ending content and graphics. Dean Diaries recently added audiobook recordings services to give authors the opportunity to broaden their reach. Once you come to Dean Diaries you will be able to get everything handled without looking for multiple businesses to assist you in this process. We make sure authors focus more on their craft and not the operations of being an author.

What do you like and dislike about the city?
Since I started my business, I’ve been able to build a healthy network of individuals to help me along my business journey. So I love the people I’ve meet along the way. The city becoming too small because everyone is moving away.

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