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Interview Firday with 6-Year-Old LaNiyah Bailey: Author of NOT FAT Because I Wanna Be

LaNiyah Bailey is a 6‐year‐old author with a message for children like her – just because you are bigger than other kid, that doesn’t mean that people have the right to bully you.
In her debut book, Not FAT Because I Wanna Be, LaNiyah details the struggle of Jessica, a fictional girl who has an underlying medical issue that causes her to gain weight. Bullied by her peers, Jessica learns to accept her body and eventually opens up about her condition to her classmates.
LaNiyah is not only speaking to other children through her book, but has become an advocate for anti‐bullying organizations.
With a message that words can hurt and that not all weight gain is due to an unhealthy lifestyle, LaNiyah hopes her book will enlighten and entertain her young readers.
I just wish this book can help other kids like me...and I wish it can help people see that [even though] you might be big that you are not unhealthy or… a monster like people may make you feel.”

Debut Author Tal Yanai on Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children –August 15, 2011

For Immediate Release
Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network Show: Stories for Children with hosts VS Grenier, Kris Quinn Christopherson and Irene Roth will be chatting with debut Tal Yanai about his book, Life Is Not a Candy Store: It’s the Way to the Candy Store on August 15, 2011.
Tal Yanai was not happy with his reality as a child and teen. What he was creating in his life was not in alignment with what he wanted in his heart or what he knew and deeply felt was possible. In tenth grade, he was diagnosed with dyslexia, which explained his learning difficulties but it did little to ease his frustration with himself and his everyday struggles.
Today, Tal teaches Hebrew and Judaic Studies in Temple Beth Hillel in the San Fernando Valley as he continues his quest to explore the meaning of soul and achieve his full potential as a spiritual teacher.
In a world driven by instant gratification comes a gem of a book full of wisdom, couched in simple language and written from the heart. Life Is …

Blog Jog Day Winner!

Blog Jog Day was this past Sunday, August 7th. And I don't know about everyone else, but I enjoyed reading the comments left at my blogs and visiting many of the interesting blogs on the jog.

For those visitors who left a comment at either this blog or my other two blog sites had their name entered into a drawing for two books.

Today the winning names were drawn from all the entries. Here is the winner from The Writing Mama blog job giveaway. 

Patricia Shirra

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who visited The Writing Mama on Blog Jog Day!

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