Low Country Author Illuminates a Repressed Woman’s Bold Journey to Dance and Freedom

New spellbinding novel, Ameera Unveiled by Kathleen Varn, reveals a creative path to genuine inner growth and liberation. This belly dancers’ delight makes South Carolina proud with feature in the July/August issue of Southern Writers Magazine.
 
 
Ameera Unveiled by Kathleen Varn
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CHARLESTON, S.C. - Aug. 12, 2013 - PRLog -- “Anyone who has ever underestimated Kathleen Varn was in for a big surprise,” says Gary Fearon, the creative director of Southern Writers Magazine. He would know. Fearon selected Varn for a full page feature in the July/August issue of the magazine for authors because he says most writers identify with the storyline of someone breaking out of their shell to be in the public eye.  This Charleston author didn’t just break out of her shell; she danced out of it! With her debut novel, Ameera Unveiled (http://katvarn.com/), Varn combines her love for writing and belly dancing to take the literary world by storm.

Just released by Boutique of Quality Books (BQB) Publishing, the book explores the restricted existence of a middle-aged woman who is desperate for personal liberation. The story unfolds as Kat discovers newfound freedom through belly dancing.  With the support of a glittery ensemble of zealous women, Kat weaves strong friendships as she faces her fears of stage fright and vulnerability.

“This is Ameera’s journey to pursue the forbidden zone of dance while becoming part of a larger experience, the bonding of women,” says Varn.

BQB President Terri Leidich accepted this book into the BQB publishing program in 2012 after a report from Allison Itterly, the company Acquisitions Manager, declared, “Varn’s writing style is fun, quirky, with hints of humor and self-reflection. The storyline is engaging, exciting, fresh, and unique.  Women will really relate to this character, regardless of whether they’re forty or not.”

Leidich says the book blossomed further in production and an exquisite cover was created to match the dazzling interior.

“The cover is superior in my book, very tasteful while drawing you in with its secrets.  Eye-catching indeed, for it got mine!” says Fearon.

Ameera Unveiled is now available in paperback through BQB's online store (http://www.shop.boutiqueofqualitybooks.com/Ameera-Unveile...), Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Ameera-Unveiled-Kathleen-Varn/dp/19...), Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ameera-unveiled-kathleen-...), and bookstores throughout the country. It is also available as an eBook through Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/Ameera-Unveiled-ebook/dp/B00E50GVG8/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid), Nook (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1116194205?ean=2940148770756), Kobo (http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/ameera-unveiled-a-novel), and OverDrive for $6.99. Varn is available for book signings, readings, and other events throughout the country. To learn more or to schedule a book signing, visit KatVarn.com and email Julie@bqbpublishing.com.

About the Author
Kathleen Varn’s love affair with words manifested when she turned four and taught herself to read. As she grew older, books and reading were an escape from responsibility. Eventually, Kathleen dove into journaling, which helped her find solace in the grief of a toxic relationship. Throughout her journey to extract her family from oppression, she explored the idea of freedom through allegorical short stories. Kathleen is now very happily married to her soulmate. She resides in Charleston, South Carolina, where she worked for an adoption attorney for twenty-three years. With her two children settled in adulthood, she is exploring a beautiful world, from scuba diving in Fiji or photographing in Alaska’s frozen tundra. You can visit her website at KatVarn.com.

About the Book
At the age of forty-eight, happily remarried and retired from her legal assistant gerbil wheel, Kat decides to break out of her shell and try her hand at belly dancing. What begins as a hobby leads her to filling a coveted spot in Palmetto Oasis Middle Eastern Dance Troupe.  With less than eight weeks to prepare, Kat’s thrown into a world of performing she is terrified to face, all leading to a week of giving lessons and performing in Jamaica. Traveling with eight glittery strangers, she forges deep bonds under outrageous circumstances at what they’d soon all discover was a clothing-optional resort.

Struggling with paralyzing stage fright and searching for the deeper root of her fears, Kat feverishly seeks a way to release Ameera, her inner dance queen. By the end of the week, the audience is mesmerized by the powerful presence and synchronicity of women joined at the hip by scarves and some glitter. Kat soon knows, with the help of eight sisters in dance, that she is finally part of a tribe, discovering an oasis to refresh her thirst to be part of a circle of women.

About BQB Publishing
BQB Publishing, “the writer’s publisher,” is an independent book publisher with a hybrid twist. We combine the high-quality you’ve come to expect from traditional publishers with hands-on, in-depth author involvement to bring cutting edge books from fresh authors to the marketplace. Our streamlined publishing process (http://bqbpublishing.com/getting-published/) is unique, refreshing, and revolutionary. Come to bqbpublishing.com (http://www.bqbpublishing.com/) to see the future of the publishing world.
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