I’m so excited to share that I’ve joined Kail Lowry for a Virtual Book Tour in honour of her new book, Hustle and Heart!
If you’re one of my friends you know that the Teen Mom series has been a guilty pleasure of mine since it originally aired. I have been watching and following along with these young women throughout their lives. Laughing with them, crying with them, celebrating with them. If you’re a fan like I am and have been watching for years, then you know how easily you can feel like you know each and every one of them, their partners, their parents, and of course, their children. You really come to care about them!
One of my favourite moms from the series, Kailyn Lowry, is about to embark on a book tour for her third book, titled Hustle and Heart. To celebrate this milestone with her, I sent her some questions in hopes of getting personal and learning a bit more about her, as well as what women and mothers will get from reading Hustle and Heart.
If you don’t know who Kailyn Lowry is, I will give you a quick overview! Kail is a young woman, New York Times best selling author, and mother who first became pregnant at the age of 17. Her pregnancy and birth were documented on an MTV series called 16 and Pregnant, and after that, Kail was chosen to be on the follow up series Teen Mom 2. Throughout the very popular series viewers followed Kail through her relationship with her first son Isaac’s father, as well as a marriage and divorce, from her second son Lincoln’s father. Kail is now 25, an entrepreneur, writer, and single mother to her two boys, as well as the baby she is expecting this summer!
What made you decide on the title Hustle & Heart?
While I was at a women’s business event in LA I saw a flyer that said Hustle and heart will set you apart… and I looked at my friend Christa and said I’m going to write a book called hustle and heart talking about my journey through school and into my career. And this flyer right here inspired it.
How did you choose what to discuss in this book?
I wanted my supporters to know how I have been feeling through everything, I also wanted them to know that my life is not 100% drama as seen on tv. I really started to see the good in things overall, even though some of my situations haven’t been ideal.
What was different about writing this book compared to Pride Over Pity?
I wrote this book in a similar way to pride over pity, being that I would just write… and write and write. But with this one, I would really listen to the people around me and really hear something a professor or friend would say and think about how that applied to my life… mostly in a positive way or how could I apply this to help myself see things in a more positive.
What are you most excited about your children someday reading in your book? The most nervous?
I’m excited for my kids to see how everything happened and how far we’ve come. Isaac was my first and so we are essentially growing up together. My hope for my kids is that they’ll see all that we’ve overcome and want to keep pushing and working hard for themselves and their families no matter the circumstances.
What do you hope your supporters take away from your book knowing?
I hope that people will read hustle & heart and understand that things aren’t always as they seem. I’m not as cold-hearted and heartless as I have come across through tv. There is a past behind who I am today and I’m working hard to better myself.
Why do you recommend people that watch the show to read your book?
I think there’s a lot to learn from both things. Not everything in life in black and white….. and just because someone tries to be realistic doesn’t mean their negative…. I’m so tired of people saying I’m negative.
Thank you SO much for your time, Kail! I’m SO excited to get my hands on a copy of Hustle and Heart!
And hey guys, that’s NOT ALL! If you’re lucky enough to be in the Baltimore area, you can MEET Kail in person at her book signing March 25th at noon at John Hopkins University Barnes and Noble! I will be super jealous, just saying.. But if you’re like me and are sadly stuck a world away, you can grab a SIGNED copy of Hustle and Heart here!
Be sure to visit the other awesome posts from our Hustle and Heart Virtual Book Tour, listed below:
Kail Lowry | cupcakeMAG | The Garcia Diaries | Lipgloss and Crayons | My Wifestyles
Fresh Mommy Blog | Little Lovelies | Haute and Humid | Twelve and Six | Lauren McBride Blog
Sandy a la Mode | The Vintage Blonde | Oh Happy Play | Still Being Molly
Casual Claire | Nashville Wifestyles | Southern Made Blog | Happily Hughes