About Us

Passionista Publishing is an independent, boutique publishing imprint run by Amazon best seller author and Master Life Coach Cara Alwill Leyba. Cara launched Passionista in 2012 after deciding to independently publish her first book, Sparkle: The Girl's Guide to Living a Deliciously Dazzling, Wildly Effervescent, Kick-Ass Life. With no help from a team, a marketing department, or a PR firm, Sparkle reached the #1 spot in multiple categories on Amazon including self-esteem and happiness, and has continued to hit that best seller status multiple times over the past three years. Sparkle has been featured in various blogs, press outlets, and local broadcast programs including Good Day Austin on KTBC-TV, FOX 45 Baltimore on WBFF-TV, CT Style on WTNH-TV, PopSugar and many others.


In 2013, Passionista published The Champagne Diet: Eat, Drink, and Celebrate Your Way to a Healthy Mind and Body, which also went on to hit the #1 spot on Amazon in the self-esteem and happiness categories. The Champagne Diet has been featured on Indy Style on WISH-TV as well as many other blogs and sites.


In 2014, Passionista published Fearless & Fabulous: 10 Powerful Strategies for Getting Anything You Want in Life. Fearless & Fabulous also hit various #1 spots on Amazon including self-esteem, happiness, and motivation categories. The book has been featured on many blogs, sites, and local broadcast programs including nationally syndicated BetterTV, Good Day Chicago on WFLD-TV, Good Day Austin on KTBC-TV, and others.


In 2015, Passionista will publish Cara's fourth book, Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur. Girl Code will be celebrated in a series of "pop up" parties around the U.S. including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and more.


CLICK HERE to read the official press release for Girl Code.


Cara credits her success as an author to her passion, her relentless drive, and her dedication and engagement with her fans.


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