NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 23, 2023)
Today is the release date for Leading Ladies: Discover Your God-Grown Strategy for Success (Bold Vision Books) and to celebrate, Amber Weigand-Buckley (multi-award-winning founding editor of Leading Hearts magazine), Lisa Burris Burns, and 30 powerful female contributors, celebrate with a Number One New Release debut on Amazon. Seeing the top spot in the Religious Leadership category, the ladies are both humbled and honored their title has already received inspiring feedback from readers.

“We got to Orlando yesterday for NRB and while getting ready for a day of interviews, we were humbled to see this ranking on our first day out.” says Weigand-Buckley. “We’re so grateful that this book is touching the hearts of so many women. The stories in this book are true, inspiring and can have life-long impact for the reader.”
“We hope Leading Ladies inspires women everywhere to find the courage to step up to God’s calling and are so thankful for all the wonderful support that led to this incredible debut,” says Burris Burns.

Each chapter of Leading Ladies gives insight into the lives of women equipped by God to realize their potential. You’ll hear inspirational voices from influencers of all ages, hues, backgrounds, and job descriptions, including:

Gospel Music Recording Sensation Babbie Mason · Jacquelyn Marushka — one of the youngest vice presidents at Provident/Sony and owner of Maruska Media · “Chewbacca Mom” Candace Payne · Martha Bolton, Former Staff Writer for Bob Hope · Comedian Kerri Pomarillo · Jane Jenkins Herlong — Miss South Carolina 1979 | Humorist · Viral CCM Artist Katy Nichole · Nancy Bogart, Founder of Jordan Essentials · Kymberlie Joye, Contestant on The Voice Season 15 | Recording Artist · GiGi Orsillo—Television and Film Actress · Monica Schmelter — General Manager WHTN/CTN Nashville/ Host of Bridges

“These authentic voices share collectively how there are many ways to climb, with God’s help, to the top of the mountain,” said Pam Farrel, bestselling author.

In conjunction with the project, Michaelah Weaver of The Keepers Co released an original single, “Lead Me On.” The single can be downloaded for free at

Leading Ladies is available now, wherever books are sold. The Leading Ladies Discovery and Next Steps Journal will release in January 2024. You can hear more from Weigand-Buckley and Burris Burns on the “Coffee Chat: Real Life, Real Influence. No Makeup Required” podcast, available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, and Google Podcasts.

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