Breaking the Golden Rule

Most people, no matter where they live, their culture or religion are familiar some form of the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  However, a students who had read Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift in her fourth grade classroom had another idea about the axiom. She told me and her teacher, “It is…

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Bullying Behavior and Brain Color Personalities

A bully is a person who repeatedly browbeats or intimidates another person and is habitually is cruel to others who are weaker than he or she. When I was a child we had only one neighborhood bully. Today, it is disturbing and sad to note that there are multiple bullies in our homes, communities, schools, workplaces, and on-line. Bully behavior has become is a extremely serious issue. According to…

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Author’s Successful Lesson of Perseverance and Teamwork

For the last few months, I have been struggling with some significant issues about What Color Is Your Brain?® and Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift on Amazon. I put my Green Research Brain into high gear and my Orange Resourceful Brain took action to make sure there was enough inventory of my book for my programs, radio interviews and the Holiday Season. I…

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Bibliotherapy – Children Relate to Story Characters

In the recent second edition of Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift, I included an introduction, which contains valuable information to help readers gain a better understanding of how to use the book before they begin their journey with Princess Shayna. Below are excerpts from the the introduction, which begins with a whimsical illustration of Sarah Spundah telling readers to STOP and read her important messages! “I am…

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Children’s Book Is Front Page News

It is a rare occasion to open the front page of a newspaper and read the headline and stories that are not are sad, disturbing and often violent. I was delighted to read a front page headline and story that was joyful, encouraging and educational. “Writing from Chicago” was the headline and the story feature 4 local Jewish authors. One of them…

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Librarians, Teachers, Authors and Books SCBWI-IL Event

Last Saturday, I was privileged to participate in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – Illinois (SCBWI-IL) Chapter. Author, Sara Shacter thoughtfully organized the even for the members.  Junko Yokota, Gail Bush, and Toby Rajput were our gracious hosts at the remarkable National Lewis University Center for Teaching through Children’s Books in Skokie,…

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Princess Shayna – My Fairy Tale Celebration

Grand News…yesterday morning, Princess Shayna arrived!! I heard the UPS truck and immediately ran to my front door to welcome her! I held the package as Jordan carefully cut the top of the padded envelope open. I gently removed her. It was a “lo and behold” moment! Jordan and I shared celebratory hugs, kisses, a…

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Children’s Book At The Printer

“Orange Brain” Exciting News! This morning, my editor sent an email telling me that Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift is being printed today! As I was writing this post, the following message from my editor arrived: “you should have 2 advances by tomorrow afternoon!!” Jenn highlighted the message in Princess Shayna Purple to show her…

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Children’s Fairy Tale Version of Brain Color Book

Very “Orange Brain“ Exciting News Today!! The PDF layout file for the 2nd edition publication of Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift, which is the children’s fairy tale version of What Color Is Your Brain?, just arrived in my email box from my editor. My “Brainbow” of colors is ecstatic! Please, “LIKE” my What Color Is…

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