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Literary Catalyst C.N. Smith Kicks Off New Book Tour with A Big Bang
Popular children's book author Christina Nicole Smith has announced her upcoming blog tour dates, and promises a spectacular launch of the latest edition of her book "Joseph's Journey: When Dad Left and Never Came Back".
Join Joseph's Journey author Christina Nicole Smith on her December virtual book tour. A Literary catalyst inspiring a love for reading in children as a means to promote their self-growth and self-awareness, she is guest blogging and writing commentary December 5th – 16th. With her first children's book, Smith "gently" opens the door for mothers to have that difficult discussion with their child(ren) about their absentee fathers.
Joseph's Journey is told in two ways in the book: one, is through color illustrations.
"Children's books need pictures. Young children need something to look at. They will look at the picture and start telling the story of the people in the picture," Ms. Smith said. "They can read what is on the page and then they will imagine much more based on the pictures."
The second way is through the first-person narrative. Joseph tells the story from his own perspective. In part of the story, he says, "I didn't know why he didn't come to our house anymore. All I knew was that I felt sad and sometimes angry because I didn't see him anymore."
Ms. Smith expressed it is important that the story comes from Joseph directly. She said children reading the book will enjoy "listening" to the young man tell his story. "It has to engage the reader. They should know that Joseph is a real person. They need to feel what he is feeling," she said.
The book describes how Joseph learns to cope because his mother teachers him the difference between his father's choices and his own.
"This is a book about Joseph sharing with other children how he learned to accept his own thoughts and choices. This helped him understand his absentee father. It also helped him have compassion toward his missing father," Ms. Smith said.
Read the thoughts of one reviewer who says, "I strongly recommend this book for anyone who has friends with missing fathers." (http://amzn.to/
For a more complete listing of tour stops, visit: C.N. Smith's Book Publicity Tour Page at: http://beablessingenterprises.com/
For followers of the tour, the author is offering free books that enhance social and emotional intelligence in children grades Pre-K - 2nd grade to all school teachers, homeschooling parents, librarians and any other parents with a child(ren) that age, entitled, "That's Bingzy: Busy Building Self-Esteem"
Joseph's Journey: When Dad Left and Never Came Back (2nd edition) is available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBooks in eBook, paperback and hardback formats and through all major print distribution wholesalers. You can also find copies of Joseph's Journey at the Stanislaus County and San Joaquin County Libraries in California, with more libraries being added soon!
For more information about Joseph's Journey, an interview with Christina or to book a school or library visit, contact Be A Blessing Enterprises at 510.868.2860.
About Author - Christina N. Smith is an entrepreneur, consultant, mother, and author. Joseph's Journey is her first children's picture book. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she grew up in a house with 3 children, WITHOUT the white picket fence and no dog! However, there was lots of love and laughs to go around. When she was about 10 years old, she thought she was going to be the "next coming" of Whoopi Goldberg! Well, "life happened" and "that" did NOT happen, but in 2014 she was able to cross ONE ITEM off her bucket list and perform stand-up comedy in front of a live audience.
When she's not homeschooling her son or driving him all around town to his various activities, some of Christina's favorite things to enjoy are: PEET'S COFFEE, the local library, a throw-your head back, "that brought tears to my eyes" kind of laugh; organic, gluten-free, dairy free, non-gmo food (did we mention she's from the BAY AREA?) and good music.
Christina is a certified graduate/alumnus of, certified professional speaker/author, George Ramirez' "Present with Purpose" (2008) & two-time student of his "The Miracle in the Mirror" programs. She has received a Certificate of Recognition from California State Assembly in Honor of Graduating from the Women's Initiative for Self-Employment and dedication to empowering the quality of her life and her community (2007).
Additionally, she is a student of Certified Rebirthing-Breathwork Practitioner, Iris Nelson. She holds an Associate's degree in Legal Administration/
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