I am happy to announce the release of my new book, Cannon Balls for Girls.
The plot references my daughter's horrible bullying experience, which occurred in elementary school at the age of nine years old. The result of this was serious anxiety. At one point it led us to the emergency room.
After many talks that seemed to do little for her ongoing trauma I wrote this book to help her cope. Her bullying experience diminished after she read it and she no longer suffered from the emotional devastation she had been feeling during the incidents.
During the time I was doing illustrations, I showed a friend of mine the storyline. Her young daughter was standing beside her at the time. A couple of days later, she relayed a story of her own to me. Her daughter had come to her that night about bullying issues of her own that she had been having in class. My friend had not been aware of any of this until that night. Her daughter told her that she talked to her about it because of reading 'Cannon Balls for Girls'.
It is my hope that this book will positively impact other young girls who are victims of bullies as well as preventing bully mentality from developing before girls reach high school.