Grit and Grace

Uncommon Wisdom for Inspiring Leaders Designed to Make You Think

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Pub Date 02 Oct 2018 | Archive Date 02 Oct 2018

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Grit & Grace is a collection of quotes, stories and sage advice from female trailblazers, creatively designed to inspire modern-day leaders. 
Powerful words from groundbreakers like Marie Curie and Susan B. Anthony have moved and motivated us for generations. Today, many more women and girls are leading the way across all walks of life. From the authors of the breakout inspirational book Beautifully Said comes Grit & Gracea showcase of the brilliant minds, innovative careers, and fascinating backstories of female leaders. You'll find world-famous and less-visible changemakers, including Nobel winners, CEOs and pop, an artisan ice cream maker, police chief, bishop, orchestra conductor and cruise ship captain. 

Grit & Grace is the perfect companion for dreaming up new possibilities and translating vision into action. It's stylishly designed so readers can creatively share what inspires them. Sourced quotations are paired with the uncommon stories of a host of remarkable women, readying today's leaders to imagine new futures. The book makes a meaningful gift for sisters, daughters, friends, teammates, teachers, colleagues, newly minted grads, and the other dreamers and doers in your life. Among the 90 legendary and contemporary groundbreakers featured...Bessie ColemanJane GoodallVera WangTina FeyReese Witherspoon
Meghan Markle
Amal Clooney
Ava DuVernay
Kathryn SullivanVenus Williams
Beatrix Potter
Diana Vreeland
Anita Roddick
Clara Barton
Katharine Graham Dolores Huerta
Rose Marcario
Courtney Banghart 
Christiana FigueresJeni Britton Bauer
Grit & Grace is a collection of quotes, stories and sage advice from female trailblazers, creatively designed to inspire modern-day leaders. 
Powerful words from groundbreakers like Marie Curie and...

Marketing Plan

Key Selling Points:

  • Complements the breakout women's inspiration title, Beautifully Said.
  • Gathers the insights of both highly visible and lesser-known female leaders, giving women and girls a more nuanced view of how they can apply their strengths and skills.
  • Provides straight talk to young women about how to practically pursue their dreams.

Key Campaign Activity

  • Long lead outreach to national media – visit preexisting connections with the author and media that covered Beautifully Said
  • Social media campaigns on Quotabelle’s website, Facebook and Twitter (pre and post publication)
  • Pursue specialty retail marketing opportunities
  • Pitch for podcasts and radio interviews


  • Book announcement and launch party from author
  • Preorder campaign with giveaway on author’s social media
  • Banner ad during Women’s History Month to promote pre-orders and back list title on
  • Finished book mailing to contributors of the book with a call-to-action for sharing the book on social media
  • Create marketing material for author to utilize in workshops


  • Pursue specialty retail marketing opportunities 


  • Quartoknows/Gifts feature on historic days highlighting the contributors
  • Pitch for holiday gift guides with backlist title in summer 2018
  • Goodreads promotion for two copies
  • Work with author to set up book store signings


  • Contact previous reviewers: The Washington Post Magazine, Simply Woman Magazine, ProFMagazine, The Jennifer Keitt Show, WAMC (NPR Radio), The Three Tomatoes
  • Long lead pitch and First-round ARCs sent to Harper’s Bazaar Online, POPSUGAR, Book Riot, Huffpost, Jezebel, Bustle, Real Simple, Elle Online, Goodreads, Mashable, BuzzFeed, NPR
  • Pitch for review coverage and giveaways to Mom/Parenting Blogs, Girl Groups, Book Media and Gift Guide bloggers: Kelly’s Thoughts On Things, Honey & Pine Co., Oh So Beautiful Paper, Bizwomen, BLOGHER, Life Your Way, Teen Reads, Live Write Thrive, Girl Gone Mom, The Bibliologist
  • Trade Review: Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, Booklist, Bookish, Shelf Awareness, Kirkus, BookTrib

Key Selling Points:

  • Complements the breakout women's inspiration title, Beautifully Said.
  • Gathers the insights of both highly visible and lesser-known female leaders, giving women and girls a more...

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ISBN 9781631065309
PRICE $19.99 (USD)

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Featured Reviews

'Grit & Grace' is a book of quotes by women. Simple. 85% of quotations shared daily are by men. Alicia Williamson and Pauline Weger have done the research and have created a brilliant and stylish book filled with 90 remarkable women and girls and clever/inspiring/brave things that they have said. I have already screen shot and instagrammed “Don’t shoot for the stars, we already know what’s there. Shoot for the space in between because that’s where the real mystery lies” Vera Rubin, Astronomer

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Grit & Grace is a great gift to celebrate events in your female friend's life. It contains short biographies on a variety of accomplished women as well as quotes to inspire.
For me personally, I flipped through it reading some biographies and mostly focusing on the quotes. I found some of their identifying creation for these women a little out there and wasn't even sure what most of them meant. I did like the variety of women that were included and was so happy top see Tulsi Gabbard included!
Cute and a pick me up for a female friend, Grit & Grace is a reminder that women are pretty awesome.

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Care. Love. Be outraged. Be devastated. Just don’t give up. The world needs good humans today - Ellen Degeneres.
That quote says it all. This book is full of inspirational women and quotes for all ages. This is a book for young woman to show them that they can be anything they want to be. There are stories from people you know and some who you may not have heard of but every story is inspiring and this book would make a lovely gift for the young girls in your family.

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Inspirational quotes from even more inspirational women, accompanied by short biographies of their remarkable lives. Perfect for young girls, teens, and grown women — it’s definitely something we all need!

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I absolutely loved this collection of women's quotes combined with the absolutely great design. The whole idea of this book is really good and I enjoyed reading about those inspiring women a lot.
I would definitely buy this book and it is definitely also a great book to give a young girl as a present.

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Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic. Cannot recommend this enough as a gift for anyone! Inspiring and beautiful, very moving.

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Great resource to dip in and out of, to inspire, to challenge and make you think - perfect for use within a classroom setting!

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Powerful and inspirational collection of quotes, stories and window advice from female leaders around the world.

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This a lovely spin on the traditional quote books. Each quote is accompanied by the life story of the person who originated the quote and links in with the subject matter of the quote. Enclosed in the pages are some inspirational words from throughout history both known and lesser known. This is the perfect pick me up in the current climate.

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This is a wonderful book, especially for women and young girls, on inspiring women current and throughout history. The book has a one page summary on a woman and then follows with a quote on another page. They have chapters such as: Purpose, Imagine, Innovation, Courage, Conviction, Speak Up, Get It Done.......and they feature women such as Marie Curie, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Goodall, Tina Fey, Beatrix Potter, Maya Rudolph,......
“Find astonishing people and hang out with them.” Megan Smith

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Grit & Grace is an Instagram worthy book of quotes from interesting women, and their stories. I enjoyed reading quotes from women in the public eye but the stories of women that I had never heard of were even better.

I received an ebook version of this book which makes it easy to shared the quotes on Stockland media, but I think it would work better as a coffee table book- the design is beautiful. I would buy this as a gift for teenage girls in particular, to remind them what remarkable things women can achieve.

Thank you to #NetGalley and the publisher for this free copy in exchange for an honest review. #GritGrace

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This book contains some beautiful and inspiring quotes, many from people I had never heard of. All of these quotes by strong women that is very much needed to encourage young girls and women to believe in themselves and what they are capable of. This book looks beautiful aesthetically as well.

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I got so much enjoyment out of reading this book from Quotabelle! While filled with many inspirational quotes to keep up with, you also get a quick overview of what the woman did, or is doing. There's such a vast variety of phenomenal women. From scientists, to athletes, to celebrities & activists, there's someone for every type of young lady to look up to.
Let's just say that I already know what I'll be giving a few people for Christmas, this year.

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Each page is beautifully designed, thoughtfully written and packed with stories of women – inspiring women! The quotes and stories in this book come from journeys of all different paths but they all have something that ties them together – WOMEN! It’s as though you are walking alongside and listening to the story of each individual. Each with unique circumstances, genres and reasons why. It is a collection of young and old, new and seasoned, famous and not-so-famous all in one beautiful book. This book will challenge you to think, engage your emotions and spark your imagination. To see the stories of so many women in a wonderfully curated compilation of bound pages is remarkable. We all need inspiration and wisdom throughout our journey and you will find it throughout this book. It is an excellent gift for friends, daughters and yourself.

*Thank you to NetGalley & Quarto Publishing Group for my e-copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.*

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Grit & Grace is an incredible concept & design for a book. The foreword does a great job of explaining the authors' vision of familiarizing people with outstanding women from all walks of life as well as their inspiring quotes!
In the current era of feminism and revolution, this makes for an amazing read which is not motivated by political bias, rather is a wonderful statement of women uplifting women and educating the masses regarding the contributions of female game-changers in the fields of science, arts, culture and so much more!

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Beautifullly designed and put together, the perfect gift! An uplifting and inspiring book full of quotes and life stories from remarkable women. I loved this, I will be buying a physical copy!

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I love what this book does; acknowledges that women have been getting largely ignored in the quotation books, and addresses that. I find quote books to be inspirational and motivational, and having one that focuses on women is long overdue.

Grit & Grace gives brief excerpts of over 94 notable women, famous or not, along with a quote from them. These women collectively show the courage, the heart, the strength, the love, the wide varieties of abilities, and yes, the grace and the grit that make up a woman.

This book is a wonderful model for our children and young women that what you can dream, you can accomplish if you work hard and don't count yourself out. If they need an example, they only have to open this book to any page. It would make a perfect gift!

Many thanks to NetGalley and to Quarto Rock Point for allowing me to read and review an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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A great collection of quotes. Perfect as a gift for any strong women you know.

Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for my ARC. All opinions are my own.

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I have always loved inspirational quotes. I have many, many notebooks filled with quotes I have discovered over the years. There is just something satisfying about reading a quote that captures a topic or emotion perfectly.

A powerful quote can lift your spirits and turn a bad day into a day filled with promise. A quote from someone you look up to can provide inspiration to either follow that person's path, or to forge an entirely new one.

The quotes contained in this astonishing book are all from females. I am not 100% sure, but I believe it is the only all-female quote collection available today. In researching quotes in general, the editors of this book discovered that "... less than ten percent of the quotations shared every day are from women and girls." This number is too low and this book seeks to remedy that appalling lack.

/kwō tǝr’ / noun
a person who originates a pithy
collection of words worth sharing.

GRIT & GRACE not only inspires it's readers, but as it states in the subtitle,  the quotes are; "...Designed to make you think."

The layout of this book is wonderful. Each time you open the book to a two-page layout. The quote is printed in bold and has a page to itself. On the left side page is the name of the quoteur along with a brief description of who she is and a short biography which highlights her life and achievements. I received as much inspiration from reading about these amazing women as I did from reading the quotes. I also discovered many new role models, women who I am ashamed to admit that I had never heard of before now. Who knows? Readers may find their perfect role model just through the reading of this book.

So many of the quotations in this collection spoke to me that I had an extremely difficult time deciding which ones were my favorites. Instead, I realized that each and every quote spoke to me at different times and meant different things. I have decided to only include four quotes in this review, but I highly recommend purchasing GRIT & GRACE since it is a book that can (and should be) read over and over again.

Here are just a few of the included inspirations:

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood."
- Marie Curie (Scientist) 1867-1934

"To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun?"
- Katherine Graham (Publisher and winner of the Pulitzer Prize)

"If you don't fall down, you aren't trying hard enough."
-Tenley Albright (1935-____)
(Surgeon, Cancer Researcher, Polio Survivor & First US woman to win a Gold Medal in Figure Skating)

"One of the more powerful outbreaks of happiness and meaning in your life will occur when you pair your passion and the world's need."
- Sue Monk Kidd (Novelist)

I rate this book as 5 out of 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and I think it would make a terrific Christmas present, especially for those young people who are just learning to find their voices.

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I love quotations and women's history so I really enjoyed this book. Most quotation collections are by and for men so this book sets out to change that. Many Inspiring women are profiled and quoted. Each women has a short biography and one inspiring quote. This book will make a great gift. Enjoy reading this book over and over.

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