I am so thankful for the recognition my first book, ITGIRL4LIFE has received.

To date ITGIRL4LIFE has won:

Mom’s Choice Gold Award for Young Adult (YA) Inspirational/Motivational book

Beverly Hills International Book Award for YA Non-fiction

Reader Views Literary Award for Best Teen/YA Book of the Year, 2015

Reader’s Favorite Book Award (GOLD) for Young Adult Non-fiction

National Indie Excellence Award for Young Adult Non-fiction

***ITGIRL4LIFE received the honorable mention award certificate, in the Young Adult category, from The Eric Hoffer Book Awards committee2015


This book journey has been a process filled with ups and downs, twists and turns. I made a few mistakes, learned some valuable lessons and gained lots of wisdom through the experience. It was on my heart to write a book, packed with empowering ideas, principles, tips and tools to help the girls of the world step into their greatness, build self-esteem, cultivate genuine self-love within and shine. When girls and women know their value and worth, they’re unstoppable. First and foremost though, I had to write this book for me, to honor the desire to express in this particular way. It was a thrill to complete ITGIRL4LIFE and get it out into the world. Thanks to all who supported this book and to the judges who voted, as well as those who purchased the book and continue to help spread this message.

An ITGIRL4LIFE loves herself, is authentic, takes charge and makes a difference. She has IT. IT is the greatness she was born with.

Big love and hugs to the fabulous IT GIRLS and those that love them<3

Tamara Branch/Author of ITGIRL4LIFE


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