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. The Canadian government is supporting and fostering literature, writers and publishers – and even ISBN’s are FREE in Canada!  The Federal Government as

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Runaway Smile is a Finalist in IAN’s Book of the Year Awards

I’ve believed in this book all along. Congratulations, Nicholas!

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From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksI just received the wonderful news that my children’s book, Runaway Smile, was selected as a ‘Children’s Fiction’ Finalist in the2015 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards.

The book is still in the running for the Outstanding ‘Children’s Fiction’ Category Winner, so keep ’em crossed. The category winners will be announced on August 15th. If I win, you’ll probably hear me shout the news from the rooftops. If not, I’ll just quietly hope you’ll forget all about it.

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksThey also sent me a really cool Finalist badge, which I’m so printing out and sticking to the fridge.

And if you haven’t read Runaway Smile, I mean, come on! It’s free to read now, but won’t be forever! Unless, of course, you’d rather buy it on Amazon and support my writing habit passion.

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The friendship seat #1000speak

A very powerful post for #1000Speak for Compassion’s month of March theme on bullying. Have your tissues ready, and don’t forget to read more about Zoe on Kiri’s February blog post for #1000Speak on how Zoe taught her both to give and receive compassion.

Check out #1000 Voices Speak for Compassion on FaceBook. Join the movement!

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Retro Girl & the Chemo Kid

It still haunts me to know that being bullied was a feature of the last few months of my daughter’s life, that in the beginning it wasn’t handled very well and that I failed her in this.

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Early in her second year at school, around the time she turned 6, Zoe told me that some older girls were seeking her out every day at lunchtime to tease her, particularly about the way she spoke. Zoe had some speech issues relating to nerve damage either from her cancer or the radiation treatment. She had undergone surgery to her palette before the school year started and along with speech therapy, this was greatly improving the situation, but it was enough to single her out as a victim in the eyes of these girls (I want to say bullies, but that label seems to make them less human than they really are).

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