A former teacher, Sharpe has direct experience regarding the effect bullying has on children. She is the author of a number of award-winning books and videos that can help readers and viewers find hope, inspiration and gratitude
WILMINGTON, NC, April 22, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — The long-term effects of bullying have been well-documented. In addition to social isolation and difficulty with schoolwork, studies have shown that being bullied can increase children’s risk of anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, sometimes lasting into adulthood. While it’s unlikely that bullying will end anytime soon, it is important that we all take a stand against it – using whatever resources we have at our disposal. Bestselling author Jody Sharpe, a former educator, has developed a unique approach to combating bullying. She incorporates a subtle anti-bullying message into many of the books she writes. In her view, the bully never wins. In a recent article she wrote:
“Bullying is still hurting our children. Many of us have been bullied at one time or another, and we remember it. It hurts our development of self-esteem. During those times I felt bullied as a child, my self-esteem was low. I never would have believed then I would write about bullying, or be a retired educator, or write books about angels. What kind of role models should we be? We should discuss bullying with our children often. It’s one path to end bullying.”
The full text of the piece is available at her website at http://www.JodySharpe.com.
As a former special education teacher, Jody Sharpe witnessed bullying on a daily basis, was herself a victim, and has used her experience to teach others how to overcome bullying behavior.
Sharpe’s books have won numerous awards, and many are bestsellers. Town of Angels Christmas took Third Place Honors in the At-large division of the 2021 NFPW Communications Contest. The contest had entrants from 18 states, the District of Columbia, and Spain. This Christmas book features an entire town of angels who rescue a group of 21 horses while teaching the town bully a lesson. Already a bestseller in the Holiday Fiction category, the book is certain to become a classic and will make an ideal gift for those who love angel stories, animal stories, or just enjoy seeing bullies learn lessons in kindness.
Other books by Jody Sharpe include:
To Catch an Angel – Jody is also the author of ‘To Catch an Angel’, written in memory of her late husband Steve. In ‘To Catch an Angel’, miracles happen in Mystic Bay, California, the town with the psychic and angel vibe. Angels are calling. Psychic Maggie Malone returns home to find she’s swept up in the miracle of it all. She can’t imagine why her mother left or who her father might be. But these questions pale in comparison to the wonder of the angels. Maggie meets writer, Noah Greenstreet. They realize they’ve met before, but where? Maggie and Noah embark on a journey to find our world is all awash with angels.
The Angel’s Daughter – A secret lies in Mystic Bay, California, and only two people know it. First, there’s Hannah, a tender curly-headed half-angel. Then there’s her father, Gabe, an effervescent, teddy bear of a full-blooded angel. And it’s up to Hannah to keep the secret safe, but she’s made a colossal mistake telling her ex-boyfriend and writing professor, Sam Blakely. Now he’s written a book exposing the secret to the world.
Town Of Angels – Angel vs. Bully in the town of Mystic Bay, California, where a well-kept secret lies. Angels live as humans there. After angels appeared to three children, all was blissful in the town full of psychics, and ordinary folk. But as brute, Klaus Waxman, comes to town, angel Ken Leighton, a storeowner, must carefully guide his flock of humans not to give in to the bully’s efforts.As Klaus opens a store mocking the resident angel sightings, angel Ken guides psychic Justine Greer, and her family to thwart his efforts. And with the help of the indomitable oldest psychic in town, Madam Norma, the bully meets his match through the soft voices and intuitive minds of his neighbors.
20 Moon Road: An Angel’s Tale, Book Five in the Mystic Bay Series, is now available. The latest book features a character from her Mystic Bay series, Madam Norma. Madam Norma is based on a woman who influenced Sharpe’s life in a number of unforgettable ways.
Miracles still happen in the town of Mystic Bay California. Angels live as humans there. Angel Ken, a former football coach, is surprised when his late best friend, the indomitable psychic, Madam Norma, appears in spirit form and asks him to write the story of her life through her memories she will send him. Surprising to Angel Ken, Madam Norma saw thousands of angels since childhood.
Readers of the Mystic Bay Series who wish to start with the first book in the series can now access’ The Angel’s Daughter’ on Kindle Unlimited. The book serves as a great introduction to Jody’s concept of angels on earth.
‘Special Needs Children, The Angels On My Shoulder’ is a memoir based on her twenty-five years teaching children with special needs. The book placed second in the National Federation Of Press Women’s At-Large Communication contest. The book is as entertaining as it is illuminating. It’s a love story about the special students and others who over the years graced her life with just that, their grace.
With hearts of angels and challenges to face, the children took Sharpe along their journeys and inspired her own life’s journey of self-discovery. When sorrow came, their kindness helped her through. The synchronicity of events from high school to retirement changed her life for the better, turning her face toward heaven.
Midwest Book Review stated, “Sharpe’s ability to see the good in circumstances and people identifies the ‘special’ in ‘special needs’ as she delineates her journey through the education system and those teaching and social encounters which changed her perspective and life.
“Teachers (especially those working with special needs kids) will find this spiritual and social reflection easily accessible. It’s presented in vignettes which offer small, digestible bites of insight into a world where angels and kindness are present in more than one form.”
‘Special Needs Children’ followed her recently released children’s book about angels, ‘When The Angel Sent Butterflies’. The new book helps children understand that love from their parents and others surrounds them. Love conquers fear and believing that angels are near can help sweep any childhood fear away. This concept is presented in the book when Angel Ken sends Jones and Kate butterflies. The book, appropriate for ages 2 to 7, is now available at Amazon and Ingram.
Her latest book, Summer Of Angels, is a mystery novel. Meteorologist and psychic, Gayle Force proves a force to be reckoned with as she moves back to her beloved Mystic Bay, California. While sleeping, an angel sent her a vision in a dream of a future event. Gayle realizes she must use her intuition to save an old man from drowning. But who is this old man?
With the help of intuitive attorney, Alex Knight, she finds they are caught in the middle of a future crime. But can Gayle and Alex solve the case and save the old man before it’s too late? With surprising twists and turns of intrigue and love, Gayle and Alex find there are angels at the helm as they help prove the bully never wins.
In addition, on the ‘Tuesdays With The Angels’ section of her site, Sharpe presents stories of real life encounters with angels. The stories are available at Sharpe’s website at http://www.jodysharpe.com.
Sharpe hopes to create a collection of angel stories that involve sightings of angels, interaction with angels, miraculous angel encounters and other types of accounts or stories. Everyone is welcome to submit angel stories. All submissions will be considered, but inclusion is not guaranteed. Stories may be submitted at http://bit.ly/2FV8amd.
Sharpe’s YouTube channel brings all of this together, offering segments on all of these topics. One topic of special interest is bullying, specifically as it relates to special needs children.
In addition to the National Federation of Press Women’s award, Jody was chosen as a winner in the annual ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards’. She was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors through a public voting process.
Jody also announced recently that two new screen treatments of her books are now available: ‘The Angel’s Daughter’ and ‘Town Of Angels Christmas’. Angelic presence on earth is the central theme of all the books in her Mystic Bay Series. The series is comprised of four books, the first of which, ‘The Angel’s Daughter’, is now available on Kindle Unlimited.
Jody Sharpe is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at [email protected]. Angel stories can be submitted at http://bit.ly/2FV8amd. All of her books are available at online book retailers. New quotes will be added every Tuesday to the ‘Tuesdays With The Angels’ section of her blog, which can be found at her website at http://www.JodySharpe.com.
Jody Sharpe had a rewarding career as a Special Education teacher. Writing about angels became healing after losing her daughter and then her husband. The valuable lessons she learned about moving forward and loving life in the now have set her on a mission to tell the stories with love, humor and spiritual awakening. The fictitious town of Mystic Bay has given her an avenue to put characters and themes together hopefully enlightening the reader towards contemplation of the precious life and memories we are given.
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