anti bullying book release

Finding ways to fight bullying can be hard.  My children went through bullying clear through High School.  I have written a children’s realistic fiction book, Revenge of the Dorkoids: The Secret Club Begins (Windy City Publishers) that can help.

Most anti-bullying books are written in a self help/text book format aimed at adults.  But kids are the ones that have to deal with school bullying the most.  Revenge of the Dorkoids is an adventure story that revolves around 3 boys being bullied in the 6 grade.  Kids will love reading how these boys turn the tables on the bullies.  A set of discussion questions in the back of the book will help you and your child explore research proven anti-bullying techniques that help reduce school bullying.

An additional bonus is that this book makes vocabulary development irresistible as the characters use vocabulary  as  their weapon against the bullies.  Follow their further adventures as these kids develop their vocabulary and turn it into a secret language.  Available soon through Amazon.com.  Read more at Windy City Publishers.

Hello World!

Wow, my very first blog post.  Ever!  How exciting 🙂

First, a little about myself.

I’m currently a resident of Montana, but that’s recent.  I was born in New Mexico, and have lived in California, Illinois, Utah, West Virginia, Michigan and Mississippi.  You could say I’m a Resident of the Country.

Primarily I’m an artist, although I graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Elementary Education.  My first love, though, is art, mostly painting.  As my kids were growing up (now both grown and out of the house) I did a lot with watercolors, and a bit with pastel.  We also had fun crafting things that could have been in magazines.  Recently, though, I’ve taken my creativity into a new realm:  Books.  I’ve just had my first book accepted for publication!

After seeing how much young kids really enjoyed learning (I taught kindergarten in Mississippi) I decided that a book about how cool it is to be smart would encourage older kids to keep loving learning.  The book centers around a group of kids who are top of their class.  They’ve got a problem, though.  They’re being bullied by the jocks.  They find out that there is strength in numbers and being smart doesn’t have to mean being unpopular.

Come follow my journey through the adventure of publishing, and make friends with my characters: Aaron, Ryan and Trevor as they Beat the class bully while conducting killer science fair projects and develop a Secret Language Club.