All Press Releases for July 11, 2019

Special Needs Students, Bullying And Angels - Jody Sharpe, Multi Award Winning Author Of Books About Angels, Announces Payson Book Festival, KPJM FM Radio Appearances

Sharpe's books are riveting inspirational thrillers written in honor of her daughter Kate and her husband Steve.



    WILMINGTON, NC, July 11, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Bullying affects all of us, regardless of where it takes place. Tha belief in angels who walk among has been a prevalent belief for centuries. On the surface bullying and angels would appear to have no connection whatsoever. However both of these subjects are of particular interest to award winning author Jody Sharpe, who has managed to bring them together in a series of books that have taken a number of awards and have garnered a large number of top rated reviews. Sharpe recently announced several media appearances.

Jody will appear as a featured author at the 2019 Payson Book Festival held in Payson AZ. She also recently appeared on a live interview on KPJM FM, a a 501c3 non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide anti-addiction and anti-abuse education to help keep the community's children from entering into destructive behaviors.

"I was honored to be on the KPJM fm radio station Payson, Arizona interview talking about the upcoming Payson Book Festival and the novels in my Mystic Bay Series, 'The Angel's Daughter', 'To Catch an Angel' and 'Town of Angels'. I had a wonderful interview with Pam, the radio host and we discussed why and how I decided to write books about angels living as humans. The answer is I think I might have met an angel once in human form years ago after my daughter died. We discussed also my newest book 'Town of Angels', where angel vs. bully. Of course I explained just like in all my books bullies can be thwarted by the characters, 'with soft voices and intuitive minds.' A bully really never wins!"

"The Payson Book Festival at Mazatzal Casino Ballroom is my favorite book festival of the year. Set in the cool pines of Arizona, writing talent from all over Arizona present their books. There are speakers, great food, entertainment, a raffle and lots of camaraderie. Come see us July 20, 2019 9am to 3:30 pm. I'll be there with my three novels in the Mystic Bay Series."

Jody Sharpe is a retired special needs educator. She recently released her newest novel 'Town Of Angels', a book that centers on the issue of bullying in a town in which angels are in residence. Thus she is uniquely qualified to discuss bullying (and specifically how it impacts special needs students) and angels. She recently issued a statement on her website that details a particularly disturbing form of bullying that happened to her in Kindergarten. The statement reads in part:

"Oh yes we've all been bullied. Recently, I remembered a long ago instance I must have placed in the back corner of my mind. Writing about bullying brought it back. 'Look at the baby cry.' That's what I heard one day in Kindergarten. It's a memory that makes me ponder now these decades later."

"The schoolyards of yesterday seem to be played out by adults in our midst today. Shouldn't we the grown ups now be the role models of respectful behavior to our children and grandchildren? What's happened I think is some adults have lost their way. Some are playing into the bullies fiery words by matching with their own fire."

"So way back in Kindergarten, a lesson was learned that must have brought me to this place of writing books about angels. You see the one who taunted me back then was my Kindergarten teacher."

The full text of both statement is available at Sharpe's website at http://www.jodysharpe.com.

Jody Sharpe is an award winning author of several books about angels and now one in which a bully plays a prominent role. She recently announced that her latest book, 'Town Of Angels', is now available in both print and e-book format, and is also available in print from online and traditional booksellers. In addition, the book is now featured in a new video available at her site.

In 'Town Of Angels' it is angel vs. bully in the town of Mystic Bay, California, where a well kept secret lies. Angels live as humans there. After angels appeared to three children all was blissful in the town full of psychics, and ordinary folk. But as a bully, Klaus Waxman, comes to town, Angel Ken Leighton, a storeowner, must carefully guide his flock of humans not to give to in to the bully's efforts. As Klaus opens a store mocking the resident angels sightings, Angel Ken guides psychic Justine Greer and her family to thwart his efforts. And with the help of the indomitable oldest psychic in town, Madam Norma, the bully meets his match with soft voices and intuitive minds…

Reviewers have given the new book the highest ratings. One reviewer stated, "The book's characters are bright and well developed and the stories in Mystic Bay move the reader through this spiritual journey with guidance from angels. The images and fascinating stories behind the Mystic Bay series would certainly be worthy of a screenplay to further bring this saga of spiritual awakening to life."

Jody Sharpe knows angels exist. Her first book, 'The Angel's Daughter', was written in memory of her daughter Kate. Her second book, 'To Catch An Angel', was written in memory of her husband Steve.

Over a decade ago, when her daughter died tragically Sharpe faced down the most difficult challenge of her life. She was determined not to just merely survive, but to live; to honor the life of her beloved daughter, her twins, her husband and the rest of the rich life she had created before the tragedy. Blessed with an inherently positive outlook these trying times were strengthened by influences from the late Norman Vincent Peale to the children's book character, Wilbur the pig. For Sharpe, ministers of spirit and guidance took the form of angels. Sharpe's openness to change led her to write her first novel, 'The Angel's Daughter'. The story that takes place in the fictitious town of Mystic Bay, California and encompasses all Sharpe's attitudes about goodness, healing and moving on.

Jody is also the author of 'To Catch An Angel', written in memory of her late husband Steve. In 'To Catch An Angel', miracles happen in Mystic Bay, California, the town with the psychic and angel vibe. Angels are calling. Psychic Maggie Malone returns home to find she's swept up in the miracle of it all. She can't imagine why her mother left or who her father might be. But these questions pale in comparison to the wonder of the angels. Maggie meets writer, Noah Greenstreet. They realize they've met before, but where? Maggie and Noah embark on a journey to find our world is all awash with angels.

Jody recently gave a presentation at the KJZZ Arizona StoryFest. The event was held on June 1 in Mesa, Arizona. Participants were given the opportunity to meet some of Arizona's top author talent and featured a children's storyteller stage and and author's workshop.

Sharpe also presents stories and interviews about angels in her 'Tuesdays With The Angels' blog series. In addition she is now accepting submissions of angel stories for possible inclusion on her 'Tuesdays With The Angels' blog. She hopes to create a collection of angel stories that involve sightings of angels, interaction with angels, miraculous angel encounters and other types of accounts or stories. All submissions will be considered, but inclusion is not guaranteed. Stories may be submitted at http://bit.ly/2FV8amd.

Jody was chosen as a winner in the annual '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' Book Awards. She was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors through a public voting process.

Jody Sharpe is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at sharpejody76@gmail.com. Angel stories can be submitted at http://bit.ly/2FV8amd. All of her books are available at online book retailers. New quotes will be added every Tuesday to the 'Tuesdays With The Angels' section of her blog, which can be found at her website at http://www.JodySharpe.com.

Jody Sharpe had a rewarding career as a Special Education teacher. Writing about angels became healing after losing her daughter and then her husband. The valuable lessons she learned about moving forward and loving life in the now have set her on a mission to tell the stories with love, humor and spiritual awakening. The fictitious town of Mystic Bay has given her an avenue to put characters and themes together hopefully enlightening the reader towards contemplation of the precious life and memories we are given.

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