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Tainted Lionheart is Readers’ Favorite 2021

Updated: Jul 2

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. 

Christine Weimer, award-winning author of Tainted Lionheart

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About Tainted Lionheart

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.

Gold medal book award winner, Tainted Lionheart

“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!

christine weimer is readers' favorite 2021 gold medal award winner

About Christine Weimer

Christine Weimer is an award-winning poet, content writer, publishing advisor, and spoken-word artist from Queens, New York who co-founded, Our Galaxy Publishing, an educational and service-based platform for aspiring writers, to which she is the editor-in-chief. In 2022, Christine spearheaded Our Galaxy’s first multi-genre, Amazon bestselling anthology, Venus Rising: Musings & Lore from Women Writers. She 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.

She has been a contributing writer for Her View From Home and her most recent work is published in The Order of Us and Venus Rising anthologies along with Sunflower Station Press literary magazine. Christine 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 you through all stages of writing and publishing a book. Christine knows with the right tools and guidance, you can make informed decisions about how to elevate your author platform and exceed your publishing goals.

Christine can mostly be found sharing her introspections as they ebb and flow on her Instagram at @amindfulwriter or on her website at Some catch her peeking out to say hello and share writing and publishing advice through @ourgalaxypublishing’s Instagram and blog. If lost, check the crevices of Washington Square Park—look for the disheveled lady with toddler in tow.

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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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