Nobody Likes Me

November is going to be a wonderful whirlwind of a month starting with the release of the hardcover edition of Nobody Likes Me on November 1st! We are so excited to have a hardcover book with a jacket and just cannot wait to get it out!

After the hardcover release, there is the holiday gift market, the AmericasMart gift market, two school visits, and then we will round out the month with a trip to Miami! Please check out each of these events below!

Nov. 1st Nobody Likes Me hardcover release
Nov. 2nd and 3rd ECS Holiday Gift Market
Nov. 9th-11th The Atlanta Fall Immediate Delivery Show
Nov. 16th School visit with the Schiff Preschool at Temple Emanu-El
Nov. 17th School visit with Hopkins Elementary
Nov. 19th-21st Miami Book Fair International

I am SO excited and ready for each and every event and hope to see you at the Markets and Fair!  To contact me about Nobody Likes Me or anything you see on the website, please leave a comment on this page or send me an email at

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One of the goals for publishing Nobody Likes Me was to help with children’s self esteem. I found a great article dealing with a sensitive and common problem for children of early elementary school age. It’s wonderful advice that I hope you find helpful!

Nobody Likes Me: Helping Children Make Friends

by Lisa M. Cope

It’s a heartbreaker. Your child comes home from school one day and says he doesn’t have any friends and that nobody likes him – the dreaded words no parent wants to hear. You’ve been there; you know how cruel it can be on the playground and how quickly friendships seem to come and go throughout life. You want to wrap up your little guy and protect him from the world and most of all, you want to ensure that he has plenty of friends.

As much as you’d like to step in, you simply can’t make friends for him. You can, however, give him the tools he needs to be social and to be a good friend. Every child is born with an innate need to attach or be in a relationship, but how he goes about forming those relationships depends largely on his temperament. Children can start to develop real friendships around the age of four or five. When everything goes smoothly, it can be exhilarating and great. But when you see your child hitting some bumps in the road to having his own “B.F.F.,” you can help.

According to Denise Salin, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Parent Educator, you don’t want to push. “Some children, especially younger elementary school age ones, need help developing social skills such as empathy, problem-solving, negotiating, cooperation and communication skills” before they are comfortable making friends. “If an elementary aged child does not seem to want to make friends, it’s important to try and get an understanding of what may be going on.”

To support the development of friendships in your child’s life, try some of these techniques:


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After the fabulous book fairs, I just could not wait to get involved with a few other local events! There are three confirmed that are coming up, and a few more in the works!

Also, I am very excited to report that we are going to create a hardcover version of Nobody Likes Me. So many readers, stores, and schools have requested a hardcover, that I just had to get it done! It should be ready just in time for the holidays!

Upcoming Events (check out the websites!):

Early Childhood School 2010 Holiday Gift Market

November 2-3, 2010

8:30 am- 12:30 pm

2715 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Savannah Children’s Book Festival

November 13, 2010

10:00 am- 4:00 pm

Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA (rain location is the Savannah Civic Center)

Miami Book Fair International

November 19-21, 2010 (This is the street fair portion)

10:00 am- 6:00 pm

Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Miami, FL

Become a fan of Nobody Likes Me on Facebook!

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We have had the best time, learned so much, and made some wonderful new friends over the past couple of weeks at the Decatur and Suwanee Book Festivals!

Suwanee was in it’s first year and, of course, had fewer attendees than Decatur, but it was the PERFECT first experience for my husband, author of Grandma Birdie’s Red String, and I. We met many people, shared ideas, sold a few books, and as I said learned so much. I’m so grateful to everyone!!!

Decatur was just a whirlwind! I couldn’t believe how many authors, exhibitors, and attendees there were. It was amazing to see so many accomplished authors and book lovers in one spot!

And, I have to mention that the number of educators- teachers, counselors, administrators, etc- was nothing short of inspiring! We can all feel our children are in good hands with such caring people using their own funds to fill the libraries in their classrooms.

We had a very successful weekend in Decatur, and I’m touched by how many parents and children can relate, be comforted, and made to laugh by Nobody Likes Me. Please share your stories with me! And, if you have the time, we’d love for anyone who has Nobody Likes Me to put up a review on  You can also follow us on Facebook. Thank you!!

I’ve included a few pictures from each festival.

Also, please take a look at these websites of the authors we have met and who have so graciously offered their guidance! Thank you everyone!

NeonSeon, author of Shouty

Pinata Publishing

Chloe Pink

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After having such a great time and meeting such wonderful people at the Suwanee Festival of Books, Amir and I could not be more excited about the Decatur Book Festival starting tomorrow!

The Decatur, GA festival is the largest independent book festival in the nation, and we have heard they are expecting 60,000 people! Hard to imagine, but we can’t wait to find out and to meet so many more amazing authors and book lovers.

Here are the details:

Book Market Street Fair Hours:
Saturday, September 4th, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 5th, noon to 6:00 p.m.

Held in downtown Decatur near the courthouse.

Check out their website! Come say Hi!

Next up: Miami in November!

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I am so happy to report that Nobody Likes Me is included in a wonderful blog post discussing the important topic of how to talk with your children. Typical Suburban Family is a great blog to follow, and it’s an honor to be mentioned there!

Check it out- it’s a great article and there is even a giveaway!!!

Come see us at the Decatur Book Festival this weekend! Details to follow!

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After just coming from a wonderful weekend at the Suwanee Festival of Books, I found out today that Nobody Likes Me was included in the Kindergarten-7 section of Atlanta Intown Magazine’s Too Cool For School: the latest trends for kids list!

Take a look!

Next up: Decatur Book Festival this weekend!

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Here We Go!

Tomorrow, my husband, Amir Dekel author of Grandma Birdie’s Red String, and I will be attending our very first Book Festival!

I cannot tell you how excited I am to take Nobody Likes Me to the Suwanee Festival of Books. We hope to celebrate reading with all of the authors and book lovers, and to learn as much as we can too!

Join us- we will be in the Children’s section!

Get Caught Reading at the Suwanee Festival of Books 2010!

Saturday, August 28, 2010 – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 29, 2010 – 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Suwanee Town Center Park
370 Buford Hwy NW
Suwanee, GA, 30024

Admission is FREE

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I’m so excited to report that we are officially registered for the Decatur Book Festival being held in Decatur, Ga September 3-5, 2010! This is the largest independent festival in the US, and I just cannot wait to participate! Check out their website for more information:

Also, I have sent in my application to the Suwanee Festival of Books being held in Suwanee, GA August 28-29, 2010 (, and the Miami Book Fair International ( being held in, where else!, Miami, FL November 14-21.  Hoping to hear some good news back from each of these festivals in the next few weeks.

Finally, there is now the ability to order a signed copy of the book in the upper right corner of our website’s home page. I will be honored to dedicate Nobody Likes Me to your special someone and will ship within 48 hours after receiving the order.

Happy reading!

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I’d like to welcome everyone to this new blog about the book ‘Nobody Likes Me’. I’m so excited to share with you that the book has been published today and you can buy it on CreateSpace by clicking this link.

In this blog I intend to write about a little more about the book, the amazing illustrations (with samples) and about book readings I will attend.

I hope you enjoy the book and share it with the children in your life.

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