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After having her book rejected by publishers, one Lancaster County author decided to write the next chapter of her life and started her own publishing company.

LANCASTER, Pa. — It’s been one year since Diana Jules-Peene accomplished her lifetime goal of becoming a published author.

“The Little Brown Seed” was the first book published by DJPublishing, a company started by Jules-Peene after her work was rejected by several companies.

The book represents Jules-Peene’s experience growing up as a young African American woman, something she says is important for young readers to see on shelves.

“It’s not just a need but there’s a want for books like mine because I think it’s very important that inclusivity is in every bookstore, every library, and every school so it’s definitely important for my type of book to be out there,” Jules-Peene said.

She contacted makeup artist Khadijah Acosta to help get a reader’s …

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