The Weekly 411 (10/20/23)
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October 20, 2023 vol. 42
Picture Book Giveaway
We are pleased to host a giveaway of the picture book, Good Morning, I Love You, Violet by Shauna Shapiro, illustrated by Susi Schaefer (Sounds True), out on Oct. 24. Enter to win a copy via the Rafflecopter below!
About the Book: By saying “Good morning, I love you” to herself each day, a young girl changes her negative self-talk and embraces happiness.
About the Author: Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a bestselling author, clinical psychologist, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and self-compassion. She is a professor at Santa Clara University and has published over 150 papers and three critically acclaimed books, translated into 16 languages. Dr. Shapiro has presented her research to the king of Thailand, the Danish government, Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Summit, and the World Council for Psychotherapy, as well as to Fortune 100 companies including Google, Cisco Systems, and LinkedIn. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Oprah, NPR, and American Psychologist. Dr. Shapiro is a summa cum laude graduate of Duke University and a Fellow of the Mind & Life Institute, cofounded by the Dalai Lama. Her TEDx Talk, “The Power of Mindfulness,” has been viewed over 3 million times.
About the Illustrator: Susi Schaefer is a children’s book author and illustrator. She was born and raised in the Austrian Alps, where she was trained as a glass painter in the medieval town of Rattenberg. She lives in North Tustin, California. Learn more at susischaefer.com.
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|cover art by Victoria Marble|
About the Book: How do you learn to be brave? With his summer headed downhill fast, thirteen-year-old Justin faces a tricky choice: stand up to bigotry or let fear hold him back. When he’s targeted by a bully, and a good friend stops speaking to him, Justin counts on help from Leroy Usher, the ghost whose magical carnival helped transform Justin’s life after his father died last year. So this should be a breeze, right? His expectations rise further when a mysterious message from Mr. Usher invites him and pals Darby and Naz for a midnight visit. Instead of a reunion, though, the kids find themselves transported through time to unravel a mystery that tore Mr. Usher’s family apart. As Justin digs for the truth, he discovers that Mr. Usher faced challenges during his lifetime with courage – and without magic. But if courage is what it takes, Justin must learn to do what’s right when everything’s wrong.
About the Author: Laura Segal Stegman is a Los Angeles-based author whose middle grade debut novel, Summer of L.U.C.K., and its sequel, Ready or Not (both from Young Dragons Press), are available wherever books are sold. The Chambered Nautilus, third in the L.U.C.K. trilogy, will follow. She serves as a judge for kidlit writer competitions and shares her author journey in engaging visits to schools and libraries. Her popular PR Tips for Authors workshop features a step-by-step guide to building a digital author media kit. Non-fiction credits include collaboration on the travel book Only in New York. A long-time publicity consultant, she owns Laura Segal Stegman Public Relations, LLC.www.LauraStegman.com