WISHES, DARES, AND HOW TO STAND UP TO A BULLY is One Year Old. Let’s Celebrate With These Prizes…

Last April, my middle grade novel-in-verse WISHES, DARES, AND HOW TO STAND UP TO A BULLY made its debut. It was strange and very different to have a book debut during the pandemic to which many of my author friends will agree. And while I didn’t get to have a BIG in-person launch, I had some smaller events over the past year. Here we are, one year later.   WoCCover01

I want to share my joy at having the book so well received by teachers and classrooms. Thank you to those educators who read the book to their students over Zoom and in classrooms. Thanks also to the NCTE for recognizing it as a 2021 Notable Verse Novel. And, thanks to all of you fellow authors and friends who have reviewed the book and shown your support this past year. I am grateful for all of you and appreciate your kind words and book love.    hug

To celebrate the first birthday/anniversary of WISHES, DARES, AND HOW TO STAND UP TO A BULLY I am giving away a signed copy of the book, a Zoom or Skype classroom visit, and a Barnes & Noble gift card. Two winners will be drawn at random. One to receive the book and visit, a second to receive the gift card. To enter, leave a comment below letting me know one thing you are grateful for since this Pandemic began.

My love, and best wishes to all of you. May your blessing be many and your worries be few.



4 thoughts on “WISHES, DARES, AND HOW TO STAND UP TO A BULLY is One Year Old. Let’s Celebrate With These Prizes…

  1. Congratulations on your book and I can only imagine launching a book online only and missing out on being at in person events. Thank you for the chance! One thing I’m grateful for during the pandemic is have a warm and safe home to shelter in with my family.

    • It’s great to hear from you Danielle! I agree about being grateful for shelter and family. I think we’ve gained a new appreciation for the simple things taken for granted. Good luck with the give-away and thank you for your kind words of support.

  2. Hi Darlene. Congratulations on your book birthday. It doesn’t seem like it’s been a year already. Time passes way too fast. One of the things I’m grateful for since the pandemic is that we have not had Covid. With so many people coming down with it, I think we have been very fortunate and blessed.

    • Thanks so much for your support and for being such a faithful blog commenter! I’m having a local indy bookstore event in a couple weeks to celebrate since I didn’t get a chance to do that last year. I am also grateful for good health and safety during Covid.

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