I applaud this news anchor’s courage for addressing this problem. Everything she says is true and adults ARE setting unkind examples for their children. We are more than a number on the scale, or the color of our skin, etc. If more teachers and people in authority in schools had 1/3 of the gumption this woman has, then bullying might be on the decrease, rather than on the upswing. She is not overreacting. She is just one of so few willing to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Anyone who says differently, should examine their conscience.Add your thoughts here… (optional)

Donna McBroom-Theriot:

Kristen always has great advice – today, she is spot-on!

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:

The world is changing faster than any of us can keep up, and publishing is certainly not immune. Yet, one constant remains. There are only two ways to sell lots of books—good book and word of mouth. Period. Book trailer, bookmarks, giveaways, and flare are fun, but are certainly not major drivers of book sales. If you want to know why, take a few minutes to check out one of my earlier posts that explains why books are not tubes of toothpaste and writers are not tacos.

One of the best ways to generate word of mouth for our books is to enlist the help of bloggers who have large followings. Ah, but be careful. There is a TON of bad advice floating around out there about how to approach bloggers to review a book, give you an interview or allow you to guest post.

I know when I was…

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