Dear Bully: A Collection of Poems about Bullying

Genre: Poetry
$7.99

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Anti-bullying

Book Summary

This book is written for the bullied AND the bully.

The 25 poems capture the emotions associated with bullying, with the hope that the bullied will be encouraged and strengthened, and the bully will be discouraged and inspired to become part of the solution, instead of part of the problem.

52 pages

Testimonials

1) "My student used poems from this book for a Texas UIL Poetry competition. The poems offer great insight into the minds of bullied victims. It is an easy read, yet it tugs at your heart and makes one want to comfort a child. I highly recommend this book for poetry interpretations, but grab a box of tissues."

2) "I think this book would be an excellent source for teachers and school children. It is hard to express your feelings, especially in a school setting, but this book will do that for the victim of bullying and for the bully themselves. I would recommend it for any teacher out there who wants to have a vehicle to help facilitate discussion about bullying."

3) "I read "Dear Bully" I thought it was a nice, comfortable, easy read. I think it should be in every school in the country including colleges and universities and the workplace. Hopefully reading this book would start a conversation and help some people think before they open their mouths. The author did a great job!"

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About the Author

I started my career as a stenographer at a major utility company, working my way up through supervisor of word processing, then as the office manager for an automotive advertising agency, and, lastly, as an executive assistant at a large non-profit health maintenance organization. I am also a professional proofreader. All of these positions were leading me into writing and becoming an author.

In 1982 my first piece was published. I entered a writing contest for a magazine. I didn’t win, but they notified me that they still wanted to publish my article. And they paid me $100! They published the article verbatim! I took that as a sign that my writing was publishable.

Subsequent to that, I wrote three op-ed columns for The Detroit Free Press. They published all three of them verbatim! I took that as another sign that my writing was publishable.

I wrote my first book, Line of Serenity (a memoir), in 1997. Being the oldest of seven, in a very happy family, I wanted to capture the way our parents raised us so that the way they did it would not be lost when we all passed on. (Sadly, our oldest brother passed away on April 28, 2013.) There has never been any sibling rivalry in our family; we all adore each other! Many people read the manuscript and told me that I should publish it. The book goes from 1944 (the year I was born) through 1977 (the year our mother passed on) and includes family recipes and photographs. Recipes, because food was–and still is–an important part of my family’s fabric; photographs, so that descendants can see what their ancestors looked like and be amazed to find a resemblance to an ancestor. You don’t have to be a family member to enjoy this book! For older readers, it’s a walk down memory lane; for younger readers, it provides a peek into the past.

In 1967, I married my childhood sweetheart. We have two grown sons, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Family is everything!

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My sister, Anita, and I share the Web site, GoodShortBooks.com. She wrote one book; I wrote ten books. The nine genres are: 1) Memoir, 2) Parenting, 3) Relationships, 4) Children's Education, 5) Children's Fairy Tales, 6) Bullying, 7) Quotes, 8) Spirituality, and 9) Health (I am a breast cancer survivor).

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