She's a "published author." Laff.
Her "publisher" is a POD publisher (it's called PublishAmerica). It's a "print on demand" system -- her books aren't in bookstores, until a book is requested. Oh, and EVERYONE who submits a manuscript gets accepted (see the link below). Frankly, you could just Google her publisher, and find out all sorts of stuff. I'm trying to learn to deal with the constant OT posts, but this swollen head of hers is flippin' pathetic.
She's "published" the way that "Grit" is a "magazine."