Updated: Mar 12
We are so proud to announce that Our Galaxy Publishing’s co-founder and CEO, 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 BookRewards.com.
Tainted Lionheart is a collection that speaks on 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.
Christine will be attending the 2021 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Ceremony in Miami, Florida, where she will be recognized and presented with an award for her accomplishment.
“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 an entrepreneur, creative copywriter, two-time published poet, and writing mentor from Queens, New York who sought an innovative way to amplify women’s voices and advocate for their stories.
In 2019, she co-founded Our Galaxy Publishing, a one-stop-shop press collaborating with aspiring authors and entrepreneurs to instantly improve their storytelling and accomplish their creative desires.
Christine is currently studying for her MFA in Creative Writing & English and working on her final poetry collection, Claiming the Throne. Her first poetry collection, Tainted Lionheart, has been well-acclaimed. I Got to Know Nature is the second part of her poetic series. Click here to read more about her.