By Sheila Hageman

Interior Book Formatting

  • Interior design: title page, half title page, other books by author page, chapter headings, page headings, letter & pamphlet design, back matter, embedded TOC in eBook.
  • Print: 5.5″ x 8.5″
  • eBook: PDF, ePub, .mobi


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Beautiful Something Else is a contemporary romance with smarts and humor.

Lizbeth, an outwardly-confident but overly self-conscious thirty-year-old, is spurred on by her New Age friend, Janet, to trust the Universe and ask for what she wants in life—to land a starring role, lose five pounds and find herself naked with a man. The stars seem to be aligning for her, but not exactly in the way she meant.

A chance encounter with a film director at Grand Central Station may be her lucky break, but the New York City actress is blindsided when she is fired from her bill-paying waitress job, and she must decide where her true values lie. Should she take a position as a “pretend secretary” for a handsome, but holier-than-though chiropractor and healer with questionable morals to pay her rent?

While Chip Duncan woos a potential investor for his new healing center, he fights his romantic urges for Lizbeth. She finds herself falling in love with Chip’s caring, healing heart, but she’s equally frustrated by his greed and dishonesty.

Can Lizbeth resolve her body image issues and find a clear path to satisfaction in career and relationship? And will Chip realize in time that Lizbeth is the woman for him before he blows off her love?

Sheila Hageman is a multi-tasking wife and mother of three who blogs for “The Huffington Post”. Her memoir, “Stripping Down”, published in February 2012 by Pink Fish Press, is a meditation on womanhood and body image. Her decision-making guide and self-discovery journal, “The Pole Position: Is Stripping for You? (And How to Stay Healthy Doing It)”, published in December 2011, helps women to further value their own identities through their quest to understand their motivations for stripping. Sheila has an essay in the 2014 anthology by Writer’s Digests Books: “The Truth of Memoir: How to Write about Yourself and Others with Honesty, Emotion, and Integrity” by Kerry Cohen.

Sheila received her MFA in Creative Writing from Hunter College, CUNY, where she also graduated as valedictorian with her BA in English. She is a nationally certified Yoga instructor and teaches Writing at Housatonic Community College and University of Bridgeport. She has work in many anthologies and magazines like “Salon”, “The Fertile Source”, “Prime Mincer”, and “Foliate Oak Literary Journal”. Sheila has appeared on numerous TV shows including Today Show, ABC News, NBC News, and as an expert on Bill Cunningham and Anderson Cooper.