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Book Gives Hope to People Experiencing Suicidal Thoughts

Invisible No More; Invincible Forever More International Best Selling Book

Invisible No More; Invincible Forever More International Best Selling Book

Mischelle O'Neal is truly INVINCIBLE forevermore!

Mischelle O’Neal is truly INVINCIBLE forevermore!

Mischelle O'Neal helps people become INVINCIBLE forevermore!

Mischelle O’Neal helps people become INVINCIBLE forevermore!

Invisible No More; Invincible Forever More shares stories of women who have gone from invisible to INVINCIBLE.

Each morning rise up with the victory of the previous day behind you and the promise of the new day before you because you are invisible no more, invincible forevermore!”

— Mischelle O’Neal

LEESBURG, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, September 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — International Best Seller, Invisible No More; Invincible Forever More, became the #1 Inspirational new release on Amazon just eight hours after its release! It is filled with the personal and profound stories of twenty-nine amazing women from all over the world. They each share how they felt invisible, became empowered, then took the journey and faced their challenges, overcoming, so they would be seen. These heart and soul-grabbing testimonies offer hope and motivation for readers everywhere to start their journey toward healing.

Invisible No More; Invincible Forever More was born out of inspiration and a desire to collaborate with other women to bring a powerful message to the world. No one needs to feel invisible anymore. It is time to speak up about your life and the challenges you have been through, so we might all know our invincibility!

“Our stories are about hope, inspiration, motivation, and encouragement. Great book to review and talk about for Suicide Prevention week and month and any other mental health awareness. Helping people to speak up and out so they can heal is invaluable.”
—Lynda Sunshine West, inspirer of this amazing collaboration

“The beauty is, with each corner you turn you start looking expectantly for the next, and if you happen to look back, you begin to see just how far you’ve traveled. If there was any one word I would pull from my journey, I think it would be “intentional.” I’ve learned to think long and hard over the choices I make, the people I embrace in my life, and the actions I take. I’ve been able to let go of the things that held me hidden and I purposely choose the truth through exposure. It is not easy. Each day is a struggle, one of battling the lies. But even they are getting fewer and farther in between. I’ve learned to throw back the curtain, no costumes, no makeup, just a monologue from the heart, with heart. I’m no longer hidden; I’ve been exposed, and the beauty of being exposed is you no longer have anything to hide.”
—Mischelle O’Neal, collaborative author in Invisible No More; Invincible Forever More.

All proceeds go to support 501(c)(3) Dress for Success

To book Mischelle O’Neal for an interview, contact Mischelle at Mastering Your Monday, LLC: 571-317-1772 – Hello@MasteringYourMonday.com

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Mastering Your Monday LLC
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Global Thriller Award

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#SensoryStories: 10+ Kids Books About Sensory Differences

Authors, illustrators, educators, and advocates come together to raise awareness of sensory differences for Sensory Awareness Month.

Authors, illustrators, educators, and advocates come together to raise awareness of sensory differences for Sensory Awareness Month.

Each of us participating in this #SensoryStories campaign all have a similar goal — to help children and their families understand themselves better and get support for their sensory needs!”

— Lindsey Rowe Parker, campaign creator and author

RICHMOND, VA, UNITED STATES, September 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — We all know the 5 senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste. Did you know there are 3 more? These three lesser-known senses affect us every day. They are: Vestibular, Proprioception, and Interoception.

1 in 6 children struggles daily with sensory processing challenges. Sensory processing refers to the mechanisms of how we feel. It is how we use what we sense to make sense of the world around us, and it underpins every aspect of human functioning. Everyone processes sensation. The sensory messages we receive from our bodies and the world around us are responded to in every single thing we do in life.

This can sometimes look like behavioral challenges, when in fact it is related to how we are processing the world around us.

“We all feel sensory input differently — but it’s hard to imagine what it’s like living in the body of people with experiences different than our own. Some people love riding on roller coasters and others get physically ill from them. Some people love spicy food and others prefer things blander. Some people enjoy a nice back scratch and others are tickled by the same kind of touch. In all of these examples, there’s no “right” or “wrong” side, just differences in the way each person processes the sensory input which leads to different preferences.” Caitlyn Berry, OTR/L Occupational Therapist, Pediatric Therapy

The aim of the #SensoryStories campaign is to increase mainstream understanding of the importance of sensory integration and processing.

“Each of us participating in this #SensoryStories campaign all have a similar goal — to help children and their families understand themselves better and get support for their sensory needs! Looking across the kid lit industry currently and seeing some wonderful new and recent titles not only addressing these differences, but coming from a place of understanding and compassion, I thought this was a great opportunity to come together to amplify these stories,” says Lindsey Rowe Parker, campaign creator and neurodivergent author of Wiggles Stomps and Squeezes Calm My Jitters Down.

“When a child’s brain processes certain sounds, smells, or physical sensations differently, they’re often met with reprimand, as if it’s a behavioral choice on the child’s part. Sensory differences are often misunderstood and frequently ignored. Representative books not only normalize different experiences, they also grow the garden of understanding, so children can process the world they live in the way they need to,” says Merriam Saunders, LMFT psychotherapist and author of My Whirling Twirling Motor, My Wandering Dreaming Mind, and Trouble with a Tiny T.

“Kids books that explore sensory differences are a great way for kids to find the language they need to express how they’re feeling better and understand themselves more easily,” adds Rebecca Burgess, autistic illustrator of Wiggles, Stomps and Squeezes Calm My Jitters Down. “I wish as a kid I’d had access to books like these, I think I could’ve communicated better to adults around me what I was feeling and what I needed.”

“Not only are there minimal resources in general, but there are also minimal resources that are specifically written for children. Without children’s books and other kid-friendly content, how can our children learn about sensory processing and understand it?” says Nicole Filippone, autistic author of two sensory stories, Rosalee the Seeker and Alexander the Avoider. “Books like ours help children understand that their needs are valid and nothing to feel badly about.”

“As a speech-language pathologist, I’m always looking for books that allow my students to see themselves and their classmates represented on the page, experience new things about the world around them, and make connections,” says Kelsey Brown, SLP and author of Come On, Calm.

“It’s important to have books that empower kids with sensory differences to help them feel seen, known, and loved. We want to empower our kids to be their own best advocate.” – Christia DeShields, Author of Sensory Seeking Sebastian

“I think sensory stories are so important because up until far too recently most people have had no understanding or awareness whatsoever about what sensory processing is and how drastically it can affect our lives. I’ve seen nothing but positive changes in my children and my own life ever since we’ve begun the journey of trying to understand sensory processing.” Jacinta Read, illustrator of STAR Institute’s Sensory Stories.

“I write so that neurodivergent kids with sensory differences like my own can see themselves in books. I write the books I didn’t know I needed, but I wish I had, growing up as an undiagnosed autistic girl with sensory differences.” Jen Malia, Author of TOO STICKY!

“It’s important to show children that some people experience the world differently. To teach openness and acceptance. There is beauty in neurodiversity. They deserve to be understood and celebrated.” Anne Alcott, author and illustrator of When Things Get Too Loud.

“Storytime should be inclusive of all students. This means picking books with main characters from different cultures and family structures, those with differing abilities, and those who use accessibility tools such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, and feeding tubes. This also includes sensory stories. This is a great place to start for educators and administrators wanting to better understand and support neurodivergent students, and those with sensory needs.” Meghan Ashburn, education consultant, author and host of That Au-Some Book Club.

“As a special education teacher, I write stories that highlight ways in which we can modify the environment and provide the right tools so that children can thrive in their own way.” – Aneta Cruz, educator and author of Juan Has The Jitters.

“Inclusive children’s books are imperative for all children,” says Dana Young-Askew, author of Come Meet Drayden. “Showing disabled and diverse characters ensures that kids feel seen. Kids want to see themselves as a part of the narrative. They want to know they belong. Representation builds confidence and affirms who you are. Representation matters.”

For more information about the #SensoryStories campaign visit: wigglesstompsandsqueezes.com

Lindsey Parker
Wiggles Stomps and Squeezes
+1 805-815-7693
lindseyroweparker@gmail.com
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Tanja S. Thompson, Interviews Sadie M. Evans on Tackling Self-Doubt among Boys and Girls with Recently Published Books

The George Floyd situation inspired cover and book

My inspiration comes from being a mother of 4 black young men.

Tanja S. Thompson w/ Sadie M. Evans inspired she was inspired to write books based on the George Floyd situation highlighting positivity in the black community.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all”

— Psalms 34:19

LEESBURG, VA, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — 1. What’s the name of the author? Sadie Mae Evans

2. What inspired you to write these two books? I wrote these books because there was so much going on with the George Floyd situation and my mother of 4 boys. I wanted to allow them to see African Americans that changed the world vs. seeing so many African Americans being gunned down by those sworn in to serve and protect. Also, I wanted to pinpoint the positivity in the black community. I hope that readers will feel motivated and inspired to do the same.

3. What’s the mission of these books? The mission of these books is to leave readers with an image of black success, hoping that it will plant a seed and let them know that they can be anything they desire to be if they believe in themselves.

4. Why do you think black boys and black girls doubt themselves? I think we as African Americans doubt ourselves because of the image society has painted for us. The media would instead show African Americans that have caused crimes. The music in our community only seems to glorify the negative in our communities; being young, seeing, and hearing that, shapes the way we view ourselves. I also believe that when you are young and hear things like “First black,” It has the reverse effect than what is intended. It makes young people feel almost impossible to achieve because few people look like them have.

5. Any plans to expand this series? I plan to grow my African American book collection because our babies need to see and hear about themselves doing remarkable things in the world.

6. Have you published any other books? I have six books self-published all together. However, I have four books that will launch this year. I am hoping they could get picked up by a traditional publishing company

7. How can reading empower children? When you start reading young, it plants seeds of greatness and intellect within you. I believe that literacy allows you to take action in your life, and it will open the door to opportunities that others might not be able to access.

8. What would you say to a child who does not like reading? I would ask them how do they know that? I dreaded reading and writing; I felt like it was too time-consuming, but in all honesty, I had never given it a chance. I was going off my lack of knowledge.

9. Years from now, what would you like people to say about your book and the impact it had on them? I want people to tell me that my book was one of the driving factors that caused them to love the skin therein and to know that greatness is within them if they believe they can achieve it.

10. Please share any further details that you would like to be mentioned in the press release. I am a single parent of 5 that survived domestic violence, a first-generation college graduate, first-generation author and the first in my family to move away from my hometown with hopes of giving my young African American children more opportunity and allow them to see the success in the African American community here in Atlanta.

11. Please share the contact details that you would like to be mentioned in the press release.

I can be found on Facebook at Process to Purpose Ministries.
Instagram at Sadie Mae Evans Coaching and Consulting,
Twitter at Sadie_Mae89, and
LinkedIn at Sadie Evans
Website is sadiemaeevans.com

Sadie Evans
Sadie Mae Evans Coaching and Consulting
evanssadie@yahoo.com

Story Monster’s Announces 2021 Purple Dragonfly Award Winners

Wiggles, Stomps, and Squeezes Calm My Jitters Down A story about sensory differences

Wiggles, Stomps, and Squeezes Calm My Jitters Down A story about sensory differences

Author Lindsey Rowe Parker

Lindsey is a mom in the trenches of toddler-hood, embracing the next phase of parenting while learning to navigate and advocate for her autistic daughter. With a recent adult diagnosis of ADHD, and a new deeper understanding of her own sensory experience

Wiggles, Stomps, and Squeezes Calm My Jitters Down receives Honorable Mention in the Special Needs/Disability Category at the 2021 Story Monsters' Purple Dragonfly Awards

Wiggles, Stomps, and Squeezes Calm My Jitters Down receives Honorable Mention in the Special Needs/Disability Category at the 2021 Story Monsters’ Purple Dragonfly Awards

Wiggles, Stomps and Squeezes Calm My Jitters Down receives Honorable Mention in Special Needs/Disability Awareness category in 2021 Purple Dragonfly Awards

I have worked in special education for 12 years and have not come across a book that explains these jittery feelings until now.”

— Bridget Martinez, Special Education Teacher

MIDLOTHIAN, VA, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Neurodivergent author and autistic illustrator have teamed up for sensory differences picture book. The vibration in her feet when she runs, the tap-tap-tap of her spoon on the table at mealtime, the trickle of cool water running over her hands – these are the things that calm her jitters down. The brightly illustrated story follows a young girl with heightened sensory experiences through her day with fun, interactive sounds and motions. This book is for anyone who has ever felt the need for a wiggle, stomp or squeeze!

“There were sensory preferences that I had as a child that I thought were weird or strange, not like other people I knew,” says author Lindsey Rowe Parker, “Through pediatric occupational therapies with my kids, I have a greater understanding of not only some of their sensory needs, but my own. It’s like a light bulb went on, and I thought ‘Oh wow, now I get it.'”

“This story is written from my own sensory experiences, and now also as a mother learning how to provide sensory input to meet the needs of my kids. But I think this story applies to many kids and adults that are looking for that sensory input, which they themselves may not have a name for.”

“I knew that I wanted to partner with an illustrator that understood these experiences, and I found Rebecca Burgess on Twitter. The kidlit community on Twitter is a great place to find talent, and Rebecca is a gem. From thier first concept sketches, I knew they were absolutely the perfect person to bring this story to life. Rebecca’s approach to the characters and their relationship was humbling to me, you can feel the support and love in the illustrations.”

“I loved Lindsey’s text immediately, the writing is brilliant, fluent and really fun! But most importantly it gave some great wording to sensations and experiences I had as a child and still have now!” says illustrator Rebecca Burgess. “At the time I had no way of articulating these experiences, and definitely no way of understanding. As soon as I finished my first read of the text, all I could think was I wish I could have had a book like this as a child! I’m very excited to be able to give a name and expression to those ‘jitters’ I tried to get rid of as a child through my art, and help other autistic kids in understanding and expressing their ‘jitters’.”

The annual Purple Dragonfly Book Award contest is a global competition that was created in 2009 to celebrate excellence in children’s books across 55 different categories ranging from environment and cooking to sports and family issues to marketing collateral such as bookmarks and media kits.

Wiggles, Stomps and Squeezes Calm My Jitters Down received Honorable Mention in the Special Needs/Disability category. First place in this same category went to The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide by Siena Castellon, which is also illustrated by Rebecca Burgess.

“BQB Publishing’s mission is to bring new authors with cutting edge books into the marketplace,” says Terri Leidich, President/Publisher of BQB and WriteLife Publishing. “Wiggles, Stomps, and Squeezes is a stunning example of a fresh new voice telling a story from a perspective that young readers and adults alike can relate to or learn from.”

About the Author: Lindsey Rowe Parker
Lindsey is a mom at the tail end of toddler-hood, embracing the next phase of parenting while learning to navigate and advocate for her young autistic daughter. With a recent adult diagnosis of ADHD, and a new deeper understanding of her own sensory experiences, she has begun to delve into the neurodiversity community learning all she can from neurodiverse voices. This is her first picture book, and she hopes it connects with everyone who has felt the need for a wiggle, stomp or squeeze!

Visit wigglesstompsandsqueezes.com

About the Illustrator: Rebecca Burgess
Rebecca is an autistic illustrator living in the UK. They love history and nature, but comics and illustration most of all! Their passion has led them to work with the likes of The Guardian and Jessica Kingsley Publishing. Rebecca is most famous for their online comic ‘Understanding The Spectrum’, a comic explaining autism that has been shared in several books and used by parents, teachers and doctors.

Reviews

“I often find myself trying to explain to parents why their child needs wiggles, stomps, and squeezes to get through their day while experiencing sensory input in ways that are different and often more intense. This is the first book I have come across that provides a very real glimpse into the lived experience of a child with sensory differences. What a wonderful book that so many families can benefit from!” – Caitlyn Berry, Occupational Therapist

“Original, charming, joyful, and certain to be an immediate and enduringly welcome addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections…” – Midwest Book Review

“I have worked in special education for 12 years and have not come across a book that explains these jittery feelings until now. This book will capture the hearts of families and children with unique needs as well as educate those unfamiliar with sensory differences.” – Bridget Martinez, Special Education Teacher

“Parker’s lively debut follows a neurodivergent child with heightened sensory experiences as she navigates her day…This fast-paced picture book is perfect for those looking to learn more about the daily experience of sensory differences. Great for fans of: Jenn Bailey’s A Friend for Henry, Alicia Ortego’s Kindness is my Superpower.” Publishers Weekly Booklife

“Wiggles Stomps and Squeezes is the perfect celebration of neurodiversity! It is an amazing book to read your kiddos dealing with sensory sensitivity OR to help your students develop empathy and understanding of their classmates.” Sunshine Speechie

Get the Book! You can order Wiggles, Stomps, and Squeezes Calm my Jitters Down online at major retailers, or order through your local bookstore! The book is published by BQB Publishing. Distributed by IPG.

Lindsey Parker
Lindsey Rowe Parker LLC
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Indignor House Annual Writing Competition

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Writing Competition – 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $250, and 3rd Place $150. Plus publication in our annual anthology.
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