iU’s Yvonne Brooks talks about “Bully Prevention Tips for Teens”

Yvonne Brooks tells iUniverse about Bully Prevention Tips for Teens, which addresses a very popular and pertinent topic.

What inspired you to write your book?

yvonne-brooks-picWhat inspired me to write Bully Prevention Tips for Teens was a deep desire I had over 30 years ago; to provide simply tools and resources to empower teenagers on the subject of bullying.  It took my co-author and I one year to finish Bully Prevention Tips for Teens.



What message would you like to convey to readers?

The one message I would like to convey to my readers is that, they are valuable to this world and facing their fears and being proactive about being bullied is the greatest gift they can give to themselves.


Are there any marketing plans for your book?

yvonne-brooks-front-coverMarketing ideas include collaborating with sponsors to donate copies of Bully Prevention Tips for Teens to local high schools.  Upcoming events include monthly public speaking events online and offline campaign, youtube testimonials from teens who read the book, essay contest for teens, book reading at local high schools, libraries and bookstores.



What was your favorite part of publishing with iUniverse?

My favorite part of the publishing experience overall, was the process.  My favorite part with iUniverse was the service and support received during the process and from my publishing consultant, who was exceptional and went beyond my expectation.


Do you have any advice for writers?

My advice to aspiring authors is to ask someone for mentorship and create a vision and mission blueprint before publishing your book.


Many thanks to Yvonne for her blog, as well as for tackling such a serious topic. We’re sure that her advice and guidance will be most useful for teens, teachers, and high school administrators, among others.


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