It was in second grade and I was meeting with Charles’ teacher. The teacher mentioned that my youngest child had a great foundation of self-esteem. He said it would benefit him later in life. He was funny, smart, self-confident although rarely well prepared for class and always slow to get his materials out.
But despite that, his grades were good.
It was around fifth grade that his confidence started to erode and his anxiety started to escalate. The rubber hits the road in fifth grade. A lot is expected of ten years olds and all of the organization required was … Read more...
If you have finished the book, Diary of a Broken Mind, please leave a review. Thank you so much. Pick one! Leave one wherever you have an account. Barnes & Noble ordered more books, however, it’s not yet reflected on their website. I hope it gets resolved soon. ):
Most have been bullied in their lifetime at some point including me. And while it is a practice that has existed since there were parents and children, it’s never been as 24/7 as it is these days with social media and texting when humiliation can spread like wildfire on a hot summer day in California.
I was always thankful that Charles was rarely bullied and from early on he understood that bullies had some underlying reason for their actions. I remember his being bullied on the bus at the age of 6 by a much older child which was killing … Read more...
Fountain Book store might be local but they do launches for celebrities. It goes to show you what a group of passionate and determined people can do and I’m so grateful. I asked for help and you guys delivered. And because of all of you, it was one of the strongest pre-sale and launches events.
It just hit me today. I wrote a book after my son died. I actually did it. Wrote it, got it published. None of that was easy.
Between those book covers, there is a lot of pain, anger, laughter, purpose, healing, hope, and heart. I do feel a little naked and a lot vulnerable but I’m less terrified today than I was two weeks ago. And yeah, excited. I’ve woken up at 4:30am for the past two weeks.
I have had initial feedback from advance readers and so far so good. A good launch is important and that has to do with sales so here are some … Read more...
Few authors un-sell their book. However, I just want to be sensitive to those who might not be in the place to read it yet. A number of people have asked. And while there may be newly bereaved who need it and can read it, it could be triggering for some. This book is is memoir, not a grief book. So it’s not for everyone at any time. If you are currently not feeling very stable, for example, you’d may make the choice to wait.