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Tainted Lionheart is Readers’ Favorite 2021

We are so proud to announce that Our Galaxy Publishing’s co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, Christine Weimer, is Readers’ Favorite’s 2021 Gold Medal Winner for her poetry collection, Tainted Lionheart: Book I, in the Romance/Love Poetry genre. 

Read her contestant winner’s page with Reader’s Favorite here

Read her press release on

Tainted Lionheart is a collection that speaks from the perspective of understanding pain as a natural part of the process of healing. Through hard-hitting poetics and raw, honest verses, Christine openly discusses questions of worthiness and coping with betrayal in a way that dismantles every idea and trope of what it means to experience heartache.

Broken into three sections, the book takes you on a journey through the bruising and brooding of pain and the progression we breathe through it. It speaks to a vast audience in the representation of the mess-to-mending of heart. It is the first of a three-part poetic journey.

“There is nothing more eloquent than an impressive debut collection to announce to the world that a poet is born, and I believe that this time I have found one. Tainted Lionheart, Christine Weimer’s first collection of poems, is among the best works I have ever read.” –Astrid Iustulin

“To put how moved I was reading the work of Christine Weimer into perspective, Tainted Lionheart is the 418th book I have reviewed. This collection of poetry is the most poignant, most touching, most profoundly raw I have read in a very, very long time.” –Asher Syed

“Tainted Lionheart by Christine Weimer is a thought-provoking, gut-punching, and raw collection of over ninety types of poems and poetry that immediately makes you pause and go inward.” –Vernita Naylor

This is a milestone moment for us all!

About Christine Weimer

Christine Weimer is an award-winning author, publisher, creative copywriter, and spoken-word artist from Queens, New York. She is honing all the guts and glory of motherhood while promoting and supporting women writers as the Editor-in-Chief of Our Galaxy Publishing.

Christine is the author of three poetry collections; Tainted Lionheart, which won the Gold Medal Poetry Award for Readers’ Favorite 2021, I Got to Know Nature, and Claiming the Throne. Her most recent work is published in The Order of Us and Venus Rising anthologies and Sunflower Station Press literary magazine. She is also the Publishing Advisor for Gearing Towards Engineering Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the importance of STEM education to today's youth.

Think of her as your Fairy Bookmother, guiding aspiring writers and authors through all stages of writing and publishing, including the editing process. With the right tools and guidance, you can make informed decisions about how to elevate your author platform and exceed your publishing goals.

Our Galaxy Publishing is a New York City-based, women-owned, and operated independent press with a nationwide team serving aspiring authors the tools to write and publish. Our seamless publishing experience focuses on action-based tools and resources to publish, exploration of all core storytelling elements, and empowering an entrepreneurial mindset. Whether seeking to self-publish a book or find a traditional publisher, work with us for book publishing, book editing, book marketing, and writing mentorship to publish a successful book.

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