Lois W. Stern is the published author of two books about physical beauty: Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery and Tick Tock, Stop the Clock ~ Getting Pretty on Your Lunch Hour, and a growing collection of short story anthologies of 'inner beauty' inspiring stories…
Her interest and expertise in the physical beauty arena led to several interesting assignments: Two cover feature articles for the Long Island Beauty Guide, a coveted interview with the California based Health and Beauty Revolution Show, and a position as Editor-at-large for MakeMeHeal.com, the largest consumer gateway for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery & anti-aging needs.
But nothing generated more excitement than being featured in Hey, It's Still Me in There, a front page article in the Sunday STYLE section of the NY Times… "That was a fluke, but one I wish could happen for every author at least once in a lifetime. Those three paragraphs were such a gift, generating not just an ego boost but more of a spike in book sales than I ever imagined."
More recently, Lois has been seized by a new passion, leading her down an entirely new path. "With so many conflicting agendas competing for our time, with so much depressing news reaching our eyes and ears, I wanted to write feel-good stories to inspire and uplift us all."
In September, 2011, Lois launched Tales2Inspire, an Authors Helping Authors project/contest to give voice to talented writers with an inspiring story to share, to provide them with a legitimate means to build their author platforms, and boost their reputations as skilled writers.
She has already begun to realize her goal through the publication of the first of her books of inspiring stories, Tales2Inspire–Beyond Coincidence (Cricket Cottage Publishers). This Emerald gift-book style anthology is followed by the Topaz Collection, Tales2Inspire–Awakenings, with two more books in the works.
Although Lois has written several of the stories within each anthology collection, most of them come from the winners of the annual Tales2Inspire contest. As an added bonus, each book contains original full color photographs as well as wonderfully uplifting, non-fiction stories.
Tales2Inspire–The Diamond Collection, Series II
Welcome to the Diamond Collection Series II, the newest Tale2Inspire double header: Another powerhouse of inspiring stories, this book contains all the stories from the Sapphire and Ruby Collections under one cover. Same great quality you have come to expect from our contest winning authors. Save with this two-for-one offer!
Tales2Inspire–The Diamond Collection, Series I
Attention fans of the Tales2Inspire books: Here is a double header containing all the stories from the Emerald and Topaz Collections. Same great quality under one cover. Save with this two-for-one offer!
Tales2Inspire–Stories in Feathers and Fur, The Garnet Collection
The Garnet, the symbol known to revitalize and boost energy, is just what our animal friends do for us. You will meet some amazing animals. A service dog stands between his owner and a minibus, to protect her from the brunt of the crash. A white goose befriends a near blind lab. They begin taking daily walks with the goose as 'guide dog' to his new friend. In the words of Dr. Bernie Siegel: Animals are teachers and healers while we have much to learn. These and more award-winning stories share tales of some incredible animals and the burst of energy they give the humans who love them.
Tales2Inspire–Gifts of Compassion, The Ruby Collection
Gifts of Compassion, a book filled with stories of life inspiring messages, reminds us that we each have innate talents meant for sharing. When we give to create light for others, without the expectation of pay back, we are likely to kindle a brighter light for ourselves. "We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing." Billy Graham
Tales2Inspire–Echoes in the Mind, The Sapphire Collection
Stories… Some stories are special only to the person who owns them–others so moving they need to be shared. The 'tales' in this Sapphire Collection shout out: "Pass me along; tell me to your family and friends." These authors, all winners of a Tales2Inspire annual writer's contest, understand the power of stories. They have crafted the ones you are about to read with meticulous care. We hope they will echo in your mind long after you reach the last pages of this book.
Did you ever have an experience where you knew at once that the memories would last you a lifetime? These are the ah-ha moments we repeatedly replay in our heads, never asking "What was I meant to learn from this?" or "How will it enrich my life?", because those answers become self-evident over time. Don't be surprised if you begin to view the world and your place in it slightly differently after savoring some of Awakenings stories found within the pages of this book. Tales2Inspire is an 'Authors Helping Authors' project as well as a contest. It is FREE to enter and offers winners some awesome platform building opportunities besides simply having their tale published in one of the Tales2Inspire anthologies. Watch the "What's in It For You" video to learn more.
Tales2Inspire–Beyond Coincidence, The Emerald Collection
Is there really such a thing as coincidence, or could there be an unknown force, a stronger power, taking hold? This is a question you are likely to ponder as you read the collection of heartwarming stories contained within the pages of this book. Although all are true, don't be surprised if you find yourself gasping 'unbelievable' as you finish reading some, or simply getting a feel good rush from others. Published by Cricket Cottage Publishers. Tales2Inspire is an 'Authors Helping Authors' project as well as a contest. It is FREE to enter and offers winners some awesome platform building opportunities besides simply having their tale published in one of the Tales2Inspire anthologies. Watch the What's in It For You video to learn more.
Tick Tock, Stop the Clock ~ Getting Pretty on Your Lunch Hour
Tick Tock, Stop the Clock offers non-invasive and minimally invasive beauty enhancement treatments.
"Complete with detailed explanations, revealing photos, and insightful commentary, Tick Tock, Stop The Clock is required reading for anyone with even the slightest interest in improving their health and overall appearance. An excellent, well-crafted, and timely read." Apex Reviews
"Tick Tock, Stop the Clock offers insight into procedures that are available to you if you wish to improve your self-perception. It provides a roadmap for a novice such as me and in that vein; it meets its intended goal. …(This book) is a follow-up to Lois Stern's more introspective book, Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery, pulling together 11 nationally recognized expert's writing on how to improve ones look. The uniqueness of this book… is that the emphasis is on non-invasive procedures that can change ones appearance as opposed to evasive procedures, such as a face lift." Book Pleasures Reviews
"One doesn't need thousands of dollars of plastic surgery to enhance one's appearance. Tick Tock, Stop the Clock: Getting Pretty On Your Lunch Hour is a collection of economically affordable ways that one can improve one's appearance without the need of expensive surgery. Author Lois Stern distills the advice of many professionals into a solid compendium of knowledge. Tick, Tock, Stop the Clock is a something to consider even for those who are beautiful but would like to be more so. " Midwest Book Reviews
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Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery offers provocative insights into the ways cosmetic surgery impacts women's lives.
"Do not be misled by its title. This is a very thoughtful and insightful book exploring the common and perhaps not so common emotions involved with the plastic surgery experience. Its very readable format presents valuable information and guidance for any woman considering cosmetic surgery." - Leo McCafferty, M.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Plastic Surgery, Consultant to Pittsburgh Steelers
"Lois Stern breaks new ground with her must read, impressively honest treatment of the relationship between cosmetic surgery and sexuality. Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery belongs in the waiting room of every plastic surgeon's office, readily available to any woman considering plastic surgery." - Alan M. Kisner, M.D., Private Practice Plastic Surgeon, Huntington, NY; NYC, NY
"Given the relationship between sexuality, body image and cosmetic surgery, it is not surprising that some women report becoming romantically attached to their surgeons. Stern does readers a great favor in examining this 'don't ask, don't tell experience..." - David B. Sarwer, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology, Edwin and Fannie Gray Hall for Human Appearances, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine