I'm Giving Away Books!
Written by
Lisa Rivero
September 2010
Written by
Lisa Rivero
September 2010
Last week I was very happy to receive a surprise email from my publisher Dr. Jim Webb at Great Potential Press letting me know that A Parent's Guide to Gifted Teens: Living with Intense and Creative Adolescents is a Choice Awards® Gold Recipient in the Family & Parenting Books category. I want to congratulate the two previous Great Potential Press Gold Level recipients, Being Smart About Gifted Education: A Guidebook For Educators And Parents, by Dona Mathews, PhD and Joanne Foster, EdD, and Some Of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers, by Judith Wynn Halsted. Both are excellent books that I highly recommend. Earlier this year, both A Parent's Guide to Gifted Teens and its companion book, The Smart Teens' Guide to Living with Intensity were named National Indie Excellence Award finalists in the Parenting & Family and Young Adult Non-Fiction categories, respectively. Needless to say, I'm tickled pink! To celebrate, I am hosting a book giveaway, with a chance to win signed copies of both books. Please visit my blog Everyday Intensity for more details (the chance to enter ends on Friday).

I also want to ask the question of how others handle similar good news, especially the temptation to keep it to yourself, for fear that others will ask, either silently or not, "Who does she think she is?" This is the part of publishing I constantly struggle with, as I hear my rural, midwestern roots whispering in my ear, It's not polite or ladylike to toot your own horn, my dear. She Writes has helped tremendously (this blog post is a case in point, as I wouldn't have had the courage to do something like this for my first book), but I am definitely still on a learning curve.

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