New Xulon Title Tackles Widespread, Low Self-Esteem Issues Smallwood emphasizes the reader's acceptance of self and positive perspective

MAITLAND, Fla., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Through her new book, Lost and Found: Journey to Self-Discovery ($10.99, paperback, 9781625097170) Richelle Smallwood encourages young readers in the area of self-esteem, self-acceptance and provides the tools for her audience to gain self-awareness. Considering the state of society today, as well as the prominence of bullying and ever-present peer pressure, this book—which proclaims a positive message of self-love—is a must-read for all.


"I hope that my book will ignite readers to go on their own symbolic journey of self-exploration," states the author. "I hope that youthful readers will become inspired and encouraged to be confident in who they are and only harbor positive thoughts about themselves. It is okay to love who they are and follow their own paths in life."

Richelle Smallwood is a native of Bear Grass, North Carolina. As suggested by the name of her hometown, she is indeed a country girl. Along with being a country girl, she is a passionate social worker who loves to help others. The most important aspect of her life is her spirituality and her relationship with God. Richelle was raised in a strong Christian household and every day she strives to grow stronger in her faith. She attends an awesome church in eastern North Carolina, where she is surrounded by people who serve as a great spiritual support system. Her favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13, which encourages her to pursue all of her dreams.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world's largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Lost and Found through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: Richelle Smallwood, Xulon Press, 866-381-2665,

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