Selma’s Monthly News – April 2023

Good Morning! Here’s the Monday Morning Blog!

Have you touched base with your teen? Ask them if they need help with anything. It will show that you are interested and want to engage with them. Talking to them will also give you some insight into how they are feeling and what they may be struggling with. It is important for all of us to check in with each other.

April is Autism Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 in 54 children in the United States have been diagnosed with autism. Since this is Autism Awareness Month, we will feature some books about people who are on the spectrum and dealing with this disorder.

Our featured author this month is Michael McCreary. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of five. Now at the age of twenty-eight, he is a self-defined Aspie Comic, a stand-up comedian who uses his love of the theater and being funny to breakdown the misconceptions about Autism Spectrum Disorder. He also wrote a memoir called Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic.

My Journey

Even though my journey started out as an author, it is not only about the series. It has evolved into sharing my story about how my passion made a series of books and a platform that helps parents engage with their teens and young adults. Click on the link and learn more about that side of my dream. Mentoring A Dream.

Writing Updates

Here is the current news from the writing side

Website Refresh

Have you visited my website letely? Over this last weekend, we did a refreshed look. Be sure to head over to www.selmapverde.com and check out the new look.

The Hard Way turns 6!

Last month on Instagram, I featured Selma’s back story of the creation of The Way Series and the Selma P. Verde brand. I hope you got a chance to read it because it is exciting for me to share it to lead up to the big event this month. I celebrate the publishing anniversary of The Hard Way on April 12th.

The Hard Way image

And, be sure to stay tuned for a very special gift for you, my readers, followers and supporters. It will be announced next week!

The Way Series storyline continues…

In 2023, I have two main writing projects that I am working on completing and publishing this year.

Josh’s Story – Summer 2023

Josh’s Story is about how Josh Alberts becomes one who bullies. The manuscript is coming together as I am getting ready for editing this month. I look forward to sharing his story with you. We will also be doing a cover reveal soon.

The Street’s Way – November 2023

Another big writing project on the docket is getting The Street’s Way ready for editing! Be ready for the continuing story of all of The Way Series characters in The Street’s Way, coming your way in late 2023!

Have you started reading The Way Series yet?

The Way Series Photo

Are you looking for a couple of good teen coming-of-age reads focusing on teen challenges? Check out The Way Series.

Book #1The Hard Way – is the story of Paul Jones and his starting his freshman year of high school and how he must navigate dealing with pressure from his peers to do things to fit in.

Book #2Shawn’s Way – is a continuation of Paul’s journey from The Hard Way but now we meet a new freshman, Shawn Townson, who is forced to navigate being the target of a bully. An upperclassman at his school is taking out his frustration on Shawn.

Book #3The Street’s Way, is a continuation of The Way Series and introduces Mikala Kalani to the storyline as a runaway and homeless teen. To be released in late 2023!

Follow this link to my books tab to learn more about the series and to pick up your copies! You still have time to get caught up on the story line before the release of The Street’s Way later this year.

Selma’s Books.

Have a great week!

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