Single at 34 and devoted to providing positive messages for women worldwide, Mandy Hale became an author after she was discovered by a publisher who noticed Hale’s inspirational Twitter account, TheSingleWoman, was followed by celebrity, Kim Kardashian.
Hale began writing about single women four years ago when she came out of an unhealthy relationship and was determined to get back to a happy and healthy lifestyle.
“I think just writing my stories and sharing my heart with people, I’m hoping was beneficial for other women to read, but also for me, because when you’re writing a book you’re able to step back and see things from a very interesting perspective that lead to that,” Hale said.
Hale self-published an e-book in 2012, and her first published book, “The Single Woman: Life, Love and a Dash of Sass,” was released in bookstores Aug. 6 this year.
“There’s so much telling us women what we’re not,” Hale said. “I wanted my book to be the things filling the gap. I wanted to give women permission to see themselves, love themselves and appreciate what they have instead of how far they have to go.”
This weekend, Hale will host a weekend of events at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulfur Springs, W.Va., which will include a meet and greet, book reading and signing.
Stephanie Yeager, currently in charge of social media at the Greenbrier, discovered Hale through her Twitter account when she was Nicholas Sparks’ assistant. After Yeager reached out to Hale on Twitter, the two continued to stay in touch, which led to Hale’s upcoming opportunity at the Greenbrier.
“(Mandy)’s very outgoing and very motivated,” Yeager said. “She’s definitely a caring person. She will take the time to respond to every single person who tweets her.”
Through social media, Yeager and the Greenbrier have received a lot of feedback for this weekend's events. Yeager said she believes people not only connect with Hale, but can walk away with information that will benefit them.
Hale said it would be a honor to meet and interact with Virginia Tech ladies to share advice and listen to their stories.
Hale will also preview her next book, which will be released in March titled, “I’ve Never Been To Vegas but My Luggage Has.”
“It’s a look at how on the way to happily ever after, the journey can be just as meaningful as the destination,” Hale said.
This weekend, the Greenbrier will also host its first Rejuvenation Yoga Retreat, which was arranged purposively to coincide with Hale’s events for a girl’s weekend.
“I think everyone’s kind of viewing it as a fun girl-getaway, and it worked out perfectly to tie in the book and share my message with the ladies who are already going to be there,” Hale said. “The heart of my message is also taking care of yourself, being healthy and loving yourself. Get away from the craziness of life and rejuvenate.”
Sara Eppes, Leisure Sales Manager for the Greenbrier, works at the Greenbrier’s D.C. office in an effort to attract people from that area to the resort based on people’s interests.
“When we were in discussion about the yoga retreat and thinking about our demographics and what kind of people were going to drive, Mandy Hale popped up,” Eppes said. “It is a yoga retreat, but it is a girlfriend retreat to get rejuvenated and relax.”