I met an amazingly friendly author at the 2015 South Carolina Book Festival, and her name is Stacy Roberts. She’s the author of a children’s book titled Boomer, Be Nice which has a vibrant book cover along with a line of T-Shirts for added flair.
Stacy agreed to an OFF THE CUFF with me about her very first book publication in which she revealed what it is all about.
“Stacy Roberts: “It’s a book based on our dogs to bring awareness to bullying with children. I wrote it some years ago actually, and I was finally able to get it published on February 28th, but I know that I was bullied in school. I probably bullied people in school. It’s a huge issue right now. I believe in helping children instead of trying to fix adults, and so if we can instill this lesson in kids at a young age…also it’s a great story to promote reading but also to teach a lesson…I think that’s a really good idea.”
“Boomer is the title character who’s a good person who just does bad things. Like a lot of kids, that doesn’t mean they’re bad, they just do bad things.”
As I spoke with her, I noticed the Boomer, Be Nice t-shirts, and just had to ask about them because they were too precious. I found out that not only does the book provide teachable moments for children, but the shirts provide that fashion that make the children proud to show it off!
Stacy Roberts: “When we did the book launch in February, people asked, “Do you have any T-Shirts?”, so we had some printed and they really took off …because the kids, when they take their books to school, they like to have a T-Shirt, too.”
Read Boomer, Be Nice today!
One Saturday morning, Boomer Bulldog bullies his friends at the neighborhood playground. When he finds himself sad and alone, he learns a valuable lesson about being nice to others. Follow Boomer and his friends in this story of bullying, the importance of being polite, and the power of forgiveness. — via Amazon
Find out more about author Stacy Roberts at Tandem Light Press on her bio page where you can also view the Boomer, Be Nice trailer.
As for myself, I enjoyed meeting and speaking with both her and her husband at the 2015 SC Book Festival, and I hope to meet up with this pleasant, down to earth couple again sometime. Of course, an USie was necessary!