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WILMINGTON, NC, September 20, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In an article found on the Psychology Today website entitled 'Do Bullies Really Have Low Self-esteem?', Mary C. Lamia, PhD. presents a number of facts regarding self esteem and bullying. According the the research done on bullying and self-esteem, the behavior may have less to do with self-esteem and more to do with being "shame-prone". Bullies may project their own self-loathing onto others, hoping to evoke a sense of shame in their victims.
Jody Sharpe is a retired special needs educator who observed special needs kids being bullied by others many times. She recently offered an article in the Tuesdays with the Angels section of her website. That article read in part:
"I first became aware of bullying before 1974 when I was a child and the American With Disabilities Act had not been passed. Children with Special Needs were not allowed in the public school system. As we walked to grade school a girl about twelve I guessed with flaming red hair would ride her bike by our school almost every day as we were about to cross at the crosswalk. I knew she was different and know now after a long career in Special Education she had Down's Syndrome. The kids would laugh and point while calling her names as she drove by our school but I never did. I just stood there always feeling sad for her wondering who she was. I knew it was wrong for the kids to make fun of her. The girl obviously wanted to belong and go to school like the other kids."
The full article is available at Sharpe's website.
On the surface bullying and angels would appear to have no connection whatsoever. However both of these subjects are of particular interest to 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 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. The book 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."
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.
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 appeared as a featured author at the 2019 Payson Book Festival held in Payson AZ. She also appeared on a live interview on KPJM FM, 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. In addition, she appears in an interview on The Authors Show, in which she discusses her latest book.
Sharpe presents stories and interviews about angels in her 'Tuesdays With The Angels' blog series. 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 [email protected]. 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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