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Unexpected Gifts!

Unexpected Gifts!

So I've embarked upon this mission of promoting my book, I Am NOT a Princess! Something authors like to complain about and not without reason. We are handed the task of "getting the word out", almost single handedly. Even with all of my marketing expertise, this is not easily done, especially as my third job. I figured a good strategy would be to approach schools about doing readings and signings. After all, elementary school kids are my target audience and every marketer knows you need to be where your target market spends most their time. The first school I visited was my...

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A Note About Author’s and Why They Write on National Author’s Day

amazon author barnes and noble bethany burt children children's book girl girl power girls rule i am not a princess kids must read national author's day parenting parents pink princess read reading schiffer publishing story style

Recently my daughter told me that during class they were discussing authors. The teacher asked, “Why do authors write books?” My daughter responded that her mom wrote a book because she wanted little girls to know there is more to life than being a princess. Writers write because they want to send a message, or help change things, she suggested. Another student raised her hand and when called on offered “Do they write for money?” To this the teacher responded “Yes”, that’s why writers write, for money and wrote that on the chalkboard. As a newly published author I can’t...

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I Am NOT a Princess Gear available soon!

I Am NOT a Princess Gear available soon!

When I wrote this story, almost six years ago now, I had no idea what a controversial topic I had stumbled upon. The whole idea of girls and how they are socialized is truly a hotbed issue. Growing up in the seventies my female role models were the Charlie's Angels and Wonderwoman. I had little awareness of anything princess. However, thirty years later when I had my daughter princesses were everywhere. Inescapable.  A lot has happened since I originally wrote this tale. New movies have come out, including Brave and Frozen that feature strong female characters who aren't your typical princess types...

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