I am an educator, book reviewer, online interviewer, author, and radio show talk host on Blog Talk Radio. I interview adult authors and children's authors.
Growing up in the Bronx was great for my family and me. My sister and I had different interests, different friends but one thing stands out, and we lived in neighborhood with people from many different ethnic backgrounds. When we were growing, everyone seemed to get along and no one really cared whether you were African American, white or any other race or nationality. My parents owned a dry cleaners in the Bronx and so did all of my uncles and grandfather. I loved working in my father's store and going to my grandfather's on 180th street and Mohegan Avenue in the Bronx. Going to school in the Bronx, you learn how to get along with everyone in school and your neighborhood. No one ever cared where you came from or what you looked like. You were accepted for who you were as a person.
However, being overweight made things difficult for me and I often felt left out of many things that other kids could do. Being a total klutz did not help. I wrote my children's stories to teach children that we need to go back to the days when I grew up and everyone got along.
My children's books include My Name is Bertha, Bertha Speaks Out, Bertha Fights Back, Bertha and Tillie Forever, and soon to be published, Bertha and Tillie - Sisters Forever. I am also the author of Because We Care, Bad Choices, Faces Behind the Stones, Sharp as a Tack or Scrambled Eggs, and Memories Are Precious.
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Bertha and Tille: Sisters Forever
Bertha and Tillie find fun in doing just about everything together. But, sometimes Bertha is overwhelmed by the pressures of school, getting only A's and competing with her friends for their attention. When Bertha's cousin Penelope Mia decides to target her and make her feel small in many ways Bertha rebels.
Bertha and Tillie Forever
Bertha and Tillie have done some really fun things in their lives and would love to share them with readers. Bertha is your narrator and she will share her feelings, her thoughts dealing with weight issues, bullying, feeling alone and having a sister that was always there for her every step of the way.
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