Born in Wales in 1929, Betty Collins started writing at an early age. In the early 1960s she wrote her first children's book while living in Australia.
Since then Betty has written many more stories for children. Loved by many children, her stories achieved commercial success in the late 1990s with the publication of another story through an American publisher.
Embracing the 'digital age', Betty is a strong advocate against felling trees for printing books, so publishes only in eBook format. Even at 84 she is thrilled at the technology of modern day and is perfectly content to turn pages on the family iPad.
#1 New York Times bestselling book The 5 Love Languages® has sold over 10 million copies, helping countless relationships thrive. Simply put, it works. But do the five love languages work for teens, for their relationships with parents, siblings, friends, teachers, coaches, and significant others? Yes!
Introducing A Teen’s Guide to the 5 Love Languages, the first-ever edition written just to teens, for teens, and with a teen's world in mind. It guides emerging adults in discovering and understanding their own love languages as well as how to best express love to others.
This highly practical book will help teens answer questions like:What motivates and inspires me?What does it mean to be a caring friend?What communicates love to my family?What is the best way to get along with the opposite sex?
Features include:A straight-forward overview of the 5 love languagesA profile/assessment instrument specifically geared to teensPractical examples/tips for how to apply each language in a teen’s contextGraphics that drive home key concepts
Teens' relationships matter, and these simple ideas will help them thrive.
From the collection Insomnia: Paranormal Tales, Science Fiction, and Horror, which includes the following stories:
The Grin - a classic nightmare story extracted straight from the deepest recesses of a man-child's troubled mind.
The Scenario Egg - an investment broker enjoys the spoils of his fast-paced lifestyle until failure, a beautiful woman, and an odd-looking device conspire to make him second guess what is good and right, and what is real and fantasy.
A Thing for Zombies - a dark satire about young love and the steps one might take to win another's affection.
Reached in Error - The lines between technology and the paranormal blur in this tale about a device that allows the living to communicate with the dead.
Raise the Dead - when a mysterious musician applies for an opening in Chris Stephens's high school band, strange things begin to happen, some of them wonderful, some of them horrifying.
The Sacrifices We Make - a child's abduction wakes a drowsy little town from a forgetful stupor.
The Promises We Keep - young lovers make a vow that they never in their wildest dreams ever expected to have to keep.
Approximately 85000 words.
Some material may not be appropriate for readers younger than 14.
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Feeling awkward and alone? — Learn how to win friends and build confidence and self-esteem
Find your untapped potential: Young adults struggle with lots of issues — finishing up school, finding a career, finding a partner to be with and most importantly figuring out who they are. But who are you? That can often be an overwhelming question to ask, especially when you feel like the people all around you have it figured out and you’re just falling behind them. In fact, you may even have questions that you would NEVER feel comfortable talking to other people about for fear of being judged or even rejected by them. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to navigate life alone, in fact there’s so much untapped potential in you that the world has yet to see.
Build your self-esteem and become your best self: It can be hard to see the potential we have to do really wonderful things in this world. Figuring out how to make friends, develop relationships and to be confident is a step-by-step process. Now help is available in Embracing the Awkward, written by the popular teen-advice-YouTuber, The Josh Speaks. This down-to-earth guide will help you feel comfortable taking small steps towards being somebody great. In this book Josh walks through the step-by-step process for sorting out the confusion around teen questions. This isn’t another dry instructional book written by a boring adult who is disconnected from the millennial reality, it’s a guide, a workbook, an empowering step towards trying things out, discovering who you are and truly becoming your best self.
Embracing the Awkward gives teens materials for developing their own unique style of speaking and engaging with others. The book contains infographics and workbook elements that offer a step-by-step checklist of activities to follow, along with examples of things to say, topics to talk about and ways to lead into situations. Learn how to:
• Approach people
• Determine when you’ve hit the point of highest attraction
• Lead into conversations with groups of people
• Make strong friendships in school
• Approach your crushes and ask them out
• Deal with failure and rejection
• Maintain your family relationships
Popular books on social skills: Young adult self-help books such as 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, Living With Intensity, The Science of Making Friends, and The Gifted Teen Survival Guide have helped people navigate the teen years and build self-esteem. Now Embracing the Awkward is here to take you to a new level of confidence, self-esteem and success.