School Anxiety and the New School Year

The new school year is fast approaching. Given how the 19-20 school year ended, anxiety levels in children may be heightened heading into this unknown school year. Will is go smoothly? Will we abruptly have to stop and school from home again? As parents we stress. Can you imagine what a child goes through? Check out this article by Katie Hurley, LCSW on how to help an anxious child with the back to school transition.

Group is going on sabbatical

The Juarez twins are officially on sabbatical. Why? Because I decided to give the ending a rewrite and alternate ending. They’ll be back in a bit with a fresh new cover, larger book size, and a hardcover option! If you purchased a copy of Group in the past, don’t worry because when Jade and Pearl return I will have some free kindle download days for you to get a copy and check out what is new!

Free eBooks to empower kids!

On Thursday, April 23rd, myself and ten authors will have a free eBook download day. What does this mean? It means you will be able to download each of the eleven free books available. How cool is that! Follow this link to check out descriptions of each book.

Coming Soon! Super Max and the Math Menace

My first Children’s Rhyme book is in illustration which I am super excited about!. Keep an eye out for Super Max and the Math Menace coming your way in the next few months! The subject of this book covers Test Anxiety, which mentally cripples children (and some adults like me) every day. The students of Room 23 are presented with a pop quiz and aren’t sure they will conquer it. Max jumps in and helps save the day by reminding her classmates that they can overcome this math menace and be victorious.

When Maddy was in second grade, she struggled with test anxiety which prompted me to write this little rhyme. My hope for this book is to bring awareness to this subject and essentially help children and schools devise plans to help calm students before tests and assessments.

Have no fear, Super Max is here!

Officially Live!!!

The concept of Group began in 2015 on the Metrolink. For you non Southern Californians, that the commuter train of SoCal. So, there I was enjoying the commute but wanted to fill my time better. Cue Group. It was the perfect time to utilize writing…so I did. I wrote every day and six weeks letter I has a ridiculously rough draft LOL. No joke, it was brutal. After a few years I decided to get busy with getting the book published, so I reached out to a developmental editor (those folks are miracle workers btw) and got the story strengthened. No idea what the heck I was doing after that, I little by little put pieces together until my book was a finished (and well edited) final product. I hope you enjoy reading it!