Women Inspired 2023 Coffee Table Book.

Women Inspired 2023 Coffee Table Book


In a world where pain and adversity are all too common, stories of hope and inspiration have the power to transform lives. Every person’s life is a tapestry of experiences, both uplifting and challenging. Sharing our stories allows us to connect with others on a deeply human level, reminding them that they are not alone in their struggles.

It is by acknowledging and owning our mental and physical scars that we find the courage to let ourselves be seen, and in doing so, we create a ripple effect of healing and growth. When others see themselves in you, your story becomes a source of comfort, guidance, and motivation, providing a roadmap for others who may be navigating similar paths.

When we reveal our vulnerabilities, we inspire hope by showing that strength can emerge from the most painful circumstances.

It is by no means an easy feat to lay yourself bare, it takes bravery to step out of the shadows and allow yourself to be seen, flaws and all. The women in this book are warrior women in their own industries, fields of expertise and areas of passion. Even though society teaches us to conceal our pain, to present an image of strength and invulnerability, the women in these pages are standing tall and owning their unmasked truth.

Be inspired by the heartfelt stories written by Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane and accompanied with stunning images by Jaya Mcintyre of Empire Art Photography shared by:

About Me

I am an award-winning nonfiction book ghostwriter and writing mentor who works closely with aspiring authors to empower them to stand up and become the changemakers they dream to be through authorship.

Storytelling has been my bread and butter since 2007 with a long career as a journalist for newspapers, magazines, and online publications before transferring my skillsets into non-fiction book creation.

I have been working closely with aspiring author to share their unique, powerful and purposeful stories for the past five years. My emphasis on Authenticity, Connection and Transformation (AKA The Phoenix Phenomenon Process) has made my approach to book writing stand out from the competition and has seen me recognised in:


Reader Views presents the Gold Medal to The Mindful Author in its Writing and Publishing Category.

The Mindful Author receives the Book By Book Pub Award for Best Writing/Publishing Book.


Australian Small Business Champion Awards Sole Trader Finalist.

Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network Finalist in Micro/Small Business.


Australian Small Business Champion Awards Sole Trader Finalist.

Australian My Business Awards for Young Leader of the Year, one of only two female finalists.

Australian My Business Awards for B2C Business of the Year.


Young Business Woman of the Year Finalist in the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network Awards.

Australian My Business Awards Young Leader of the Year Finalist.

In 2021, I was also recognised as an ambassador for no more fake smiles, a charity that provides advocacy and therapy for victims of child sexual abuse and their families.

When I’m not in my writing cave, leading Ignite & Write workshops, or mentoring aspiring authors, I enjoy asserting my dominance in family games of Bananagrams, playing my guitar, and curling up in the hammock on the back deck with a good book.