AUGUST 3RD, 2021
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Book Release Day
MAY 11TH, 2021
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Book Cover Reveal
Ever struggle with feeling left out?
CLUMSY CALLIE takes you through a girl’s world of disappointment and embarrassment who is constantly teased by others for her clumsiness. Callie constantly gets hurt, breaks things, ruins things for others, and so much more.
Now she’s invited to her classmate’s birthday party, but Callie fears she will ruin the entire day, and questions if she should even go. With some encouragement from her mother, she decides to give it a shot.
Will she be left out once again? Will the other kids tease her? Will she overcome her fears? Will her clumsiness ever become her advantage?
Find out what happens when you find the courage to embrace who you are!
About the Author
As a mother to three young children, I have experienced all the emotions possible. This story was inspired by myself and my middle child. The thing we have most in common is our clumsiness. I have the scars to prove it! At a younger age, I always would get down on myself for this fault. I have now noticed my daughter is going through the exact same emotions. I want all of my children to embrace their faults and understand that it doesn’t have to always be a negative thing. I wrote this story to help inspire my child and all children!
Whether you are clumsy like Callie or you don’t feel as if you fit in, read this story and realize that opinions of others don’t justify who you are as a person. As a college graduate and a career that lacked passion, I was transformed into a stay at home mother. I became the ultimate bed time story teller which inspired me to start writing down all of my ideas with some help from my actual children. I have gone to my children’s schools and read several of these stories with a wonderful reaction from their classmates and teachers.
I am extremely passionate to fill a child’s head with a magical story that has a heart warming lesson. I want to inspire children as well as educate on anti-bullying. I hope this story can get on shelves and help children around the world deal with their emotions in a better way.
About the Illustrator
Victoria Robustello received her BFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2019. Clumsy Callie marks her debut as a published illustrator.
Interview With The Author
Alicia, thanks for being with us today. Congratulations on your upcoming children’s book! We’re excited to jump into this interview, so let’s get to it!
What are four words that best describe you?
Thanks so much! I’m really excited to see my book baby go out into the world. Let’s see, I’m Passionate, Strong, Helpful, Grateful.
Do you have any formal education, credentials or honors you’d like to share? We love giving authors an opportunity to show off?
Associates Degree from college, Graduate of Dental Assisting Program,
Speaking of showing off, do you have bragging rights on anything that yo’d like to share?
I’m a talented cook, Household Doctor, Chauffeur, #1 Bedtime Storyteller ! #momlife
Why do you I write. Is there a philosophy behind the words?
I write stories to inspire children, spark imagination, and create a positive world.
Can you share with our readers what your favorite books are and why they’re on your list?
1. Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak: I absolutely love the imagination that is created as well as the hidden message learned.
2. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss: Every book Dr. Seuss writes is so fin but I especially love this one for the valuable lesson of taking care of the Earth.
3. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch: This story pulls at my heart strings. As a mother, the love you have for your child is the greatest gift in the world. I cry every time I read this to my children.
Can you tell us a little about your writing style?
Magical Realism. I love to create imagination but I also love to speak on topics that will help encourage children to stay true to themselves. I want all my stories to have a hidden lesson that will change their mindset for the better.
Do you have any Professional & Literary Affiliations:
KidLit411(Facebook group), PBChat (Twitter)
What do you hope to accomplish?
I am beyond passionate to excite a child about reading. I want my stories to create imagination and I want them to really learn from it. I see such a bright future for my children and all the other children of the world. Stories can bring us together and create acceptance, bravery, confidence, and so much more! I would love to have my stories even develop into TV and continue tapping into a child’s fun imagination!
Do you have any works in-progress?
The Rainbow Bubble (publishing process, 2021), also have 17 more stories to share !! And continuing to add to the pile J
Anything else yo’d like to let our readers know about you?
I feel beyond blessed for this opportunity and will be forever grateful!