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Judith A. Terrys New Book Advocates for Victims to Stand Up Against Bullies

Chicago (PRWEB) February 09, 2014

Bullying is a widespread problem. A joint study from Clemson University and Hazelden, an addiction treatment and recovery services company, reported in 2013 that one-fifth of all students were involved in bullying at school, either as the victim, aggressor or both. Victims often feel trapped in their situation, but Judith A. Terry wants readers to know they have the choice to stand up against their bully. Her new book, “Why Bully Me?” (published by AuthorHouse), offers a real message of support for bullying victims.

“Readers need to know that things don’t have to stay the same,” Terry explains. “They shouldn’t be afraid to stand up and fight back. My book is different because it shows how to fight back against bullies.”

Ana makes friends with Lucille and Gloria on the first day of eighth grade. Lucille warns Ana that Gloria is trouble and after a short period of time, Gloria starts bullying Ana. Gloria’s bullying culminates in a standoff outside the school. Ana has to choose between standing up to Gloria or continuing to deal with Gloria’s bullying. Luckily, Ana can count on Lucille to stand behind her, as true friends do.

“Why Bully Me?” offers Terry’s advice on how to confront a bully, but also emphasizes the important role of true friends when one friend is bullied.

“I was bullied in school,” Terry relates. “I want to share with others who are being bullied what I did to stop my bully.”

Why Bully Me?

By Judith A. Terry

Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 20 pages | ISBN 9781468573923

E-Book | 20 pages | ISBN 9781468574548

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Judith A. Terry lives in Chicago. She graduated from Chicago State University with a bachelor’s degree in human services and a minor in child psychology.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.







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Superheroes Rise Up Against Bullying at Local Stunt Show

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 10, 2014

Looking for a great way to keep your kids entertained and teach them an important lesson at the same time? Then head over to the Intrepid Air & Space Museum on Monday, Feb. 17, for the Anti-Bullying Stunt Show extravaganza, a Hollywood-style show designed to be enjoyable for kids and their parents.

The stunt show is being performed by Characters for Hire, an entertainment group that specializes in using entertainment to educate audiences, and will feature five superheroes who will engage the audience with choreographed stunts, dazzling costumes, music, dance, and an anti-bullying dialogue about what it means to be a hero.

Nick Sarelli, the event’s producer, says he developed the Anti-Bullying Stunt Show to reach children who may already be the victims of bullying, and to remind parents of the critical role they play in helping their child deal with bullying whenever and wherever they encounter it.

“Parents need to be actively involved in their child’s life and be a role model,” Sarelli said. “If they receive a report from the school or other parents, adults or children, or if they see signs that their child is engaging in bullying activities or may be the victim of bullying, it’s their responsibility to take action. Although it may seem like the easier route to ignore a call from the principal’s office, they owe it to their child and their child’s peers to take steps to correct the situation or to reach out and get the help their child needs.”

Incidents of bullying – face-to-face, online and via texting – have risen rapidly in recent years, and many schools, police departments and other groups have developed anti-bullying campaigns to educate children and their parents about the dangers of peer abuse. Sarelli said the Characters for Hire anti-bullying show was created in the wake of the death of an area teen who committed suicide.

“That had a really big impact on me and my family and friends, and it made me realize how important it is to instill the values of compassion and justice while children are still young,” he said. “As they grow older, children are often more likely to succumb to peer and societal pressures, and it can become much more difficult to teach them these important life lessons.”

Characters for Hire specializes in authentic costumed entertainment for private parties and corporate entertainment planning. The company relies on the creative talents of 300 professionally trained actors to create more than 1,000 characters who perform combative stunts, acrobatic performances, musical dance shows, super hero events, educational programs, musical dance shows and more.

To learn more about the Feb. 17th show at the Intrepid Air & Space Museum and how to attend, call 646-412-5757 or email characters@usa.com.

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Featuring Hollywood-style props and professional lighting and sound systems, Characters for Hire is an entertainment company specializing in creating memorable events with entertaining and educational themes, including Broadway style musical reviews, Hollywood stunt shows, sci-fi stage shows, musical princess events, medieval combat shows, and mystery shows. If you would like more information about this event or about Characters for Hire, LLC, please contact Nick Sarelli at 646-412-5757 or email characters@usa.com.







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