When Valerie Rainford approached one of the large publishing houses to shop her book, they told her “it was not believable”; that it “would need to be reconstructed” to attract a target audience”. Determined to tell her story the way she wanted AND produce a quality book that would inspire others, Valerie shifted her focus to self-publishing.
Quickly disappointed in the self-publishing options available, she hired a team to help her learn the publishing industry. Less than one year later, Valerie launched her own publishing company, Elloree Press, and released her much-loved memoir Until the Brighter Tomorrow: One Woman’s Courageous Climb from the Projects to the Podium. Until the Brighter Tomorrow is read by audiences all over the world; has won book awards; is required reading in high schools; and, inspires a custom Girl Scouts badge in Valerie’s honor..
Bitten by the publishing bug, Elloree Press has grown to become a boutique publishing company with a niche in publishing Inspirational Works by new and aspiring authors.
The Elloree Press name is inspired by the small town of Elloree, South Carolina where generations of Valerie’s ancestors were enslaved, later sharecropped and now lay to rest.
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About the Book
"A must read for anyone who has undergone or is going through challenges that seem too big to overcome"
93% Five Stars on Amazon
Recommended by Reader’s Favorite
Winner - Silver Medal: International Book Publisher’s Association (IBPA) - “Best New Voice Non-Fiction”
Loved by audiences of ALL ages and backgrounds
Most popular feedback from readers:
“I couldn’t put it down”!
Required reading in select NYC High Schools
Book Summary available in Japanese
Instructor’s Resource Guide Coming in 2019 - Educators Pre-Order your FREE copy today
Published: September 2014
For BULK ORDERS: Contact Elloree Press via email at info@ElloreePress.com or Call 844-825-8247
A true-life, sometimes gritty yet ultimately triumphant story, Until the Brighter Tomorrow is told straight from Valerie Rainford's heart. The daughter of southern sharecroppers, she takes the reader through her challenging young life in the projects, where her mother's steadfast work ethic and undying support motivates Valerie to choose a different path than that of her high school friends. After the devastating deaths of both her brother and mother, Valerie-determined to beat the odds-embraces her generational current of strength and goes on to graduate from Fordham University, accomplish impressive career firsts, and rise to her present position as a successful corporate executive. With the pulse of a finely written novel, this inspiring memoir radiates with the author's belief that anything is possible if one has enough faith, tenacity, and trust in oneself.
*** Coming in 2019 ***
Instructor’s Resource Guide
Professors, teachers and troop leaders be the first to get your FREE e-book, Until the Brighter Tomorrow: Instructor’s Resource Guide for use in leading your students through reading Valerie’s memoir and teaching the lessons around Courage, Perseverance and Leadership.
The Guide is flexible depending upon your students and preferred teaching style.
Section One includes “general discussion questions” to help you read with and lead students through each chapter. Section Two has a list of “questions by topic” (e.g., Courage, Perseverance, et.al.,). Section Three contains “activities” for leading group projects.
Target Student Audience: College, High School and older Middle School Students
FREE to all Educators!
Other Inspirational Works By Elloree Press
If you are a new or aspiring author looking to publish an inspirational book, contact Elloree Press at info@ElloreePress.com