New Year, New You? Live a F.a.s.t. Life Founder Jenn Baxter Shares Her Story

On January 12th, meet Jenn Baxter, author of the new book, Live a F.a.s.t. Life: How Stripping Down & Cleaning Up Gave Me My Life Back, at Old Town Public House, 21314 Catawba Ave.
Grab a drink and a snack (we’ll have gluten free options!) and get your own signed copy of the book to take home!

About the book:

During the course of just five years, Jenn Baxter endured a series of back-to-back traumas that would change her world forever. The stress of an abusive relationship, both her parents’ deaths, a toxic work environment and years of emotional turmoil finally caught up to her in 2014, when she found herself with advanced adrenal fatigue and barely able to function.

But rather than spiraling downward into a pit of despair, Jenn rose from the ashes with more peace and joy than she’d ever had before.

By getting back to what really matters.

Following God’s lead, she “stripped down and cleaned up” her life. She let go of her connection to material possessions and downsized to a 160-sq-ft tiny house on wheels. She took control of her health by cleaning up her diet and switching to non-toxic products. And she finally confronted all the emotional baggage that she’d been unknowingly holding onto for years. Then, with a clean house, a clean body and a clean spirit, she set out to make her dreams happen NOW, not later.

Read her raw and inspiring story, then be ready to do the same. Live a F.A.S.T. Life: How Stripping Down & Cleaning Up Gave Me My Life Back gives readers the inspiration and practical tips they need to start living lives that are more Fabulous, Abundant, Simple and maybe even … Tiny.


Silver Tree Publishing Honors “F.A.S.T. Life” Founder

Silver Tree Communications, LLC, has announced that its non-fiction book imprint Silver Tree Publishing has awarded a full contract to Charlotte-based writer and clean-living expert Jenn Baxter. This is the first book award of its kind at Silver Tree, and will begin a tradition of the company annually selecting one author and one manuscript

to receive comprehensive book publishing services and book marketing at no cost to the author. The forthcoming book, Live a F.A.S.T. Life: How Stripping Down & Cleaning Up Gave Me My Life Back is due out in mid-December 2017.

“I couldn’t be prouder to be associated with Jenn Baxter,” said Silver Tree president and CEO Kate Colbert. “Offering our first-ever Silver Tree Publishing Book Award to Jenn is as exciting for us, I think, as it is for her. She’s a fantastic writer and a genuinely kind person, and her manuscript hooked me from the first paragraph. By helping Jenn bring her book to market, we’re doing more than just helping a great author fulfill a dream ― we’re connecting countless readers to inspiring stories and practical tips that have the potential to make them healthier, happier and more fulfilled people. I have no doubt this book will appeal to a broad range of readers, regardless of their walks of life or the myriad reasons that are drawing them to a desire to ‘strip down and clean up.’”

The premise of Live a F.A.S.T. Life is quite simple ― but it’s also “fabulous, abundant and tiny.” Jenn Baxter coined the term F.A.S.T. Life to convey the “fabulous, abundant, simple and tiny” approach to life that has helped her re-invent herself after a series of major traumas. After losing both parents, escaping an abusive relationship, and exiting a work environment that was toxic, Jenn found herself emotionally and physically depleted. Downsizing to a 160-square-foot tiny house on wheels was just the beginning of how she reclaimed her joy and her health.

“Jenn understands first-hand how debilitating life’s problems can be,” said Andrew M. Odom, author, speaker, influencer and an advance reader of the new book. “But through a set of life choices, including location, diet, consumerism, and faith, she has found a peace that truly passes understanding. Fortunately for us, she has decided to share her story and I, for one, felt so encouraged after reading it. I am sure you will as well.”

Live a F.A.S.T. Life is an easy-to-read, inspiring memoir full of practical tips for those of us wanting to:

  • De-clutter our homes and our workspaces

  • Adopt a clean-eating lifestyle

  • Learn more about environmental toxins and how to make consumer choices that are better for our bodies

  • Let go of emotional baggage

  • Embrace spiritual abundance and get back to what really matters.


Jenn first became acquainted with Silver Tree Publishing through her book coach Cathy Fyock (, who is also Silver Tree’s acquisitions editor. In short order, Cathy and Kate knew that Jenn was a special author with a special book. “When I first met with Jenn, I knew that she was an extraordinary individual who had an important message to share,” said Silver Tree acquisitions editor and book coach Cathy Fyock. “I’m excited that we’re teaming with Jenn to make this book a reality.”

Jenn Baxter is an accomplished author, speaker and freelance writer based in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has been published in numerous print and online publications and appears at tiny house festivals, healthy living festivals and private engagements across the country, speaking on the subjects of downsizing and minimalism, clean eating, healthy living, and spiritual health. She is a regular guest on the NBC morning show Charlotte Today on WCNC-TV and has also appeared as a guest on several tiny house-themed podcasts, including the Tiny House Podcast and Tiny House Canada.

In 2015, Jenn launched her website, Live a F.A.S.T. Life, based on her own experiences with clean living and downsizing into a 160-square-foot tiny house. She now teaches others how to make similar changes in their own lives through her online webinars and her e-course collection, De-Clutter, De-Tox, De-Stress.

“Being selected for the 2017 Silver Tree Book Award means the world to me,” said Baxter. “I was inspired to write this book and share my story, along with the lessons I’ve learned, with other people because I know it can help them with their own struggles. There are so many people out there who feel the way I did ― sick, stressed and just plain tired of the routine we are all taught to live. They know there has to be more to life, but they don’t quite know where to start to change it. And I understand, because I’ve been there! I hope to not only encourage others to change their lives through the story of my own journey, but to give them practical, friendly advice on how to do so too. I’m incredibly grateful to Kate Colbert, Cathy Fyock and all those who believe in me and believe in the power my book can have on others.”

The new book was released in paperback and Kindle editions in December 2017. To learn more about Silver Tree Publishing, visit or To learn more about Jenn Baxter and to pre-order the book, visit

I live here in Old Town Cornelius and absolutely love our area's unique character. My life's calling is to work to bring art and culture to the forefront of everyday life. I work full-time for Bella Love, Inc and taking care of my adorable son, Kipton.