SOURCE: Siren Star Publishing

February 22, 2010 04:00 ET

Siren Star Publishing Announces Runway Runaway -- Now Available in Audio Book and on Cover of Publishers Weekly March 1st

Author/International Model/Author/Coach Lorelei Shellist Pens & Narrates Audio Version: Runway Runaway -- A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance & Rock 'n Roll

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) -  Siren Star Publishing announces Bestselling memoir, Runway RunAway ( is now out in audio -- narrated by Author Lorelei Shellist herself.

From the streets of Los Angeles, as a teenage runaway waitressing at The House of Pies, to the catwalks of Paris, France working as a model/muse to Chanel, YSL, and Christian LaCroix, Lorelei Shellist has led a life full of gritty and glamorous extremes.

This is her story, a 300 page memoir that at the surface may seem all glitz and glam, but whose beauty runs deep -- an every woman's quest for strength, hope, happiness, understanding and inner-peace. Runway Runaway is highlighted by never-before-seen photos of the music and fashion industries, hand written journal entries, agenda pages, and backstage passes illustrating the story of neglected child turned teenage runaway who follows her dreams to become an international model, eventually finding herself in the process.

Rebellious, headstrong, independent and on her own at 15 -- Lorelei dreamed of being a model. She made that happen through determination and serendipity; a chance meeting with a '70s Southern California Rock Star opened the A-list Hollywood doors to a wondrous world, as well as a full-blown romance.

Pounding the pavement in L.A. and New York taught her the hard knocks of being a working class model. Fortitude and sheer will jetted her off to Europe, where she met the doomed love her life; fiancé Steve Clark of Def Leppard.

Theirs was a relationship mired in dizzying highs and bottomless lows, as she watched Steve drink and drug himself to death, and caught herself in the wake of his spiraling cycle of addiction and depression, unable to help.

Ultimately fleeing and finding the strength to save herself, Lorelei shares her candid and blatant truth of how she survived the greatest loss in her life, the aftermath and determination to not only survive, but heal herself, and inspire others.

"Ms. Shellist writes about her journey with great poignancy and panache... She certainly leaves no stone unturned in this very readable tell-all which is, indeed, your very own backstage pass to the glamorous life she lived and the men she loved."
 - Dishmag

"Some people, it seems, just can't handle the truth. Lorelei Shellist was the fiancée of Def Leppard's Steve Clark until Clark's drinking and depression drove them apart and sent the guitarist to an early grave. In writing a book about their relationship, Shellist has incurred the wrath of some who would rather not know the truth about their hero. It seems that some people would really rather not know the truth."
- Scott Rowley, Editor In Chief, CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE

"Put an evening gown on Miss Lorelei and watch this adorable, goofy, 'wild child' morph into the most beautifully elegant of fashion divas. I always thought she must have an interesting back story, but who knew? This woman is a force of nature and a genuine survivor."
 - Bob Mackie -- Award winning Celebrity Fashion Designer

"Just open this book and let Lorelei take you on the journey of her life... I guarantee you, she'll win your heart, just like she won mine."
 - Martin Torgoff, author, Can't Find My Way Home; writer/producer/commentator, VH1's The Drug Years, Sex and The Revolution.

About Lorelei Shellist:
Lorelei Shellist, an international couture model and actress, has appeared in films, commercials, magazines and television programs. Her delightful wit and sense of humor (as well as her "perfect fit" measurements) enabled her to serve as a graceful and spirited muse for top designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Yves St. Laurent, Christian LaCroix, Bob Mackie, Geoffrey Beene and Giorgio Armani. 

Lorelei can be seen in VH-1's Def Leppard "Behind the Music" documentary. She has been portrayed by model Amber Valetta in the VH-1 movie Hysteria. A graduate of the Master's program in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, Lorelei today specializes in family and relationship coaching, personal growth, healing, and strategies for success. Her goal is to help and inspire others to manifest grace, joy and authenticity in their lives.

Runway Runaway is published by Siren Star Publishing Autobiography, 300 pages $16.95

The Audio of Runway Runaway can be purchased at these fine retailers: 
 Simply Audio Books
 Spoken Network

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