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Welcome to the Official Book Blast for the new Young Adult Novel
BIG FAT DISASTER by Beth Fehlbaum
Big Fat Disaster by Beth Fehlbaum
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In addition to writing Young Adult Contemporary Fiction, Beth Fehlbaum is an experienced English teacher who frequently draws on her experience as an educator to write her books. She has a B.A. in English, Minor in Secondary Education, and an M.Ed. in Reading. She is currently a Library Science student at Sam Houston State University.
Beth is the author of Big Fat Disaster (Merit Press/F+W Media, March 2014); Courage in Patience (Kunati Books, 2008); and Hope in Patience(WestSide Books, 2010). Hope in Patience was named a 2011 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Truth in Patience, which rounds outThe Patience Trilogy, is as yet unpublished. The Patience Trilogy has been revised and is available for acquisition!
Beth has a following in the young adult literature world and also among survivors of sexual abuse because of her work with victims’ advocacy groups. She has been the keynote speaker at the National Crime Victims’ Week Commemoration Ceremony at the Hall of State in Dallas, Texas and a presenter for Greater Texas Community Partners, where she addressed a group of social workers and foster children on the subject of “Hope”.
Beth is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, like Ashley in The Patience Trilogy, and the day-to-day manager of an eating disorder much like Colby’s in Big Fat Disaster. These life experiences give her a unique perspective, and she writes her characters’ stories in a way meant to inspire hope.
Okay, I’ve been fielding questions about tonight’s #STARTyourlife live call over on Facebook so let me just post the details here:
1) You MUST be between the ages of 18-35. NO exceptions.
2) YOU must make the call tonight 6 p.m. PDT (9 p.m. EST) on your own phone – I will not patch you through. This shows INTEREST.
3) You need to message me via Facebook AFTER the call if you are HIGHLY MOTIVATED to do this. I will expend tons of effort on making you successful and connect you with tools and a #1 team of leaders, if I know you’re serious about it. Tell me your goals so we can reach them together.
Are you in?
Oh boy. The tattoo issue. You HAVE to read this post! It made my day.
Originally posted on The Ugly Volvo:
And I understand that she’s from a different generation. And I love my mother very much. She’s a really wonderful person and I’m not saying none of them is a legitimate reason, but I’m saying that after having a child, I find it really hard to take any of them seriously.
And so in case you were headed out to the tattoo parlor as we speak, here are:
10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER, EVER, EVER GET A TATTOO ACCORDING TO MY MOTHER (but having a baby is fine)
1. “A Tattoo is Forever”
Yes, a tattoo is forever. Totally forever! Except that a tattoo can, if needed, be erased with a laser.
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Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
NaPoWriMo is an annual project in which participants write a poem each day in April. It unfolds in the tradition of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, held in November) and motivates, inspires, and engages poets of all levels, genres, and backgrounds.
While a poem a day is your ultimate goal, there’s really no “right” way to participate. Start today and keep at it, and experiment as you see fit. Focus entirely on sonnets, or experiment with free verse. Participate on your own, or collaborate with others. Publish on your blog, or experiment offline.
Ideas to get started
- Publish poems each day, focusing on a different genre each week.
- Handwrite poems in a journal, for your eyes only.
- Start a collective with others, plan themes for April, and publish poems on your own blogs focused on these themes.
- Create a new blog or group site specifically for this monthly challenge.
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What an honest look at an everyday struggle: Am I good enough? I will think about this post today. I hope you find it thought-provoking too.
– Blessings, Kimberly
Originally posted on PDXX Collective:
I was speaking at a local high school about writing. Afterward, a girl came up to me with a notebook of handwritten poems. She showed them to me shyly and asked,
“Are they good enough?”
I didn’t need to read them to know that they were good enough. She was fifteen. She had a dream. While her friends were playing violent video games and getting pregnant, she was writing poetry. That’s good enough for me.
“They are wonderful,” I said.
I am not sure we were talking about the same thing.
It’s a big question for a writer: am I good enough?
Am I good enough to get published? To get reviewed? To win an award? To make money? To come out in hardcover? To move people to tears? To win the respect of my older brother who said I would never make it?
I advise English majors. Every so…
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