I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the BATTLE OF THE BULLIES by Fenyx Blue Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About the Book:
Title: BATTLE OF THE BULLIES
Author: Fenyx Blue
Pub. Date: October 28, 2020
Publisher: Wisdom Works
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, TBD, Bookshop.org
Ebony, Eris, and Emani Robertson have been through so much more than most high school freshmen. When they were younger, they survived a school shooting that killed their friend and left their oldest sister unable to speak. After giving homeschooling a try, they enroll in a promising new academy, hoping for the best.The Robertsons soon discover, however, that their new classmates are anything but kind. A mysterious group of bullies known as the Dimes rules the hallways and spreads fear everywhere they go. All three sisters end up being targets of the gang and have to find a way to defend themselves.The triplets couldn’t be more different, but their loyalty to each other and to their school never fails. Along with diverse group of friends, the Robertsons do everything they can to uncover the identity of the Dimes and restore order to the school.As if their lives weren’t complicated enough, they also get sucked in to a much bigger game—discovering who was responsible for the attack on their old school. Can they bring down the Dimes and bring the murderer to justice, all while trying to make it through ninth grade?
Praise for BATTLE OF THE BULLIES:
“Bullying is a topic that needs to continue to be discussed, and I’m so happy to see these types of stories being written. This was an interesting mix of high school drama, bullying, and sisterly relationships.”― She Just Loves Books
“As someone who dealt with many bullies in school, I was a little nervous about reading this, but knew I needed to. I honestly wish I’d been able to read this book back then. It might be a young adult book, but it has a depth and complexity to it that I wasn’t expecting. Bullies, racism, friendship, love, and family populate this story. I highly recommend this to any teens struggling with bullies and to anyone who has dealt with them in the past.” ―Goodreads Review
“Tackling violence in schools is a challenge, but Battle of the Bullies does so with strong, optimistic characters that embrace life a refuse to take a back seat in conflict.” ―A Dream Within A Dream
1.What is on your nightstand?
A book, blue pen and something sweet or sour to snack on is next to a charger and a bedtime eye mask because I love to sleep, need to keep in contact with friends and family, and have a bad habit of munching while I read and write. I should own stock in white cheddar popcorn, Hershey’s with almonds and sour patch kids based on how much I eat as I create.
2.What author would you totally fan?
I love authors who are comfortable with being authentic and who write with a purpose in mind so I am totally a fan of Sarah Jakes Roberts. She’s spiritual, stylish, sassy, and has a witty sense of humor. I feel like we could be pals.
3.What makes you cringe?
If I had a magic wand, I would grant every child a joyous childhood. Yet, that just isn’t everyone’s reality. When I hear a student say they are depressed or sad or that they don’t know if they want to be on the planet any longer, my motherhood senses begin to tingle and I get so upset with whatever it is that has attacked their self-esteem.
4.Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I tend to make a rough outline and go with the flow because I want my readers to enjoy the journey so I travel it with them. I know how the roller coaster ride will end, but I like to fasten my seatbelt and experience each twist, turn, up or down experience.
5.Is there a word you love to use? Diligent.
I had an English teacher who taught us the meaning and used the word every day in class. He was the type of teacher who never let words die so they lived on walls, hung from ceilings, or jumped from his tongue onto our ears each day. We became his diligent students who learned to use the words he taught us in our own lives.
Also, if you have any pictures of your pet you would like to share, please attach them. My readers love animals!
I wish I had a pet of my own. I’m that friend that adopts everyone’s pet, the one everyone asks to pet sit when they go on vacation. The dream is to have a chocolate lab one day when I do not travel so much for business. Here is my adopted baby. She belongs to my daughter’s boyfriend. She fell in love with my daughter and I at first sight. I must say I love every visit that she makes to our home. Yes, she won the ugly sweater contest. She is a gift to my world.
If author Fenyx Blue actually had a tattoo, it would be a heart. Ms. Blue has written every book with love. Blue is a teacher, coach, mentor, and motivational speaker focused on women and youth empowerment. She has written a young adult novel about bullying entitled Who Failed Johnny?, a poetry book about purpose named The Blue Ink Movement, and a children’s book about the power of a solid father daughter relationship called Worth the Weight.
Fenyx believes in service to the community. After being chosen as teacher of the year for her school district, she continued to mentor teenagers and facilitate discussions about controversial topics like drugs, sex, violence, cyberbullying and mental health. She has been a guest poet for several women’s retreats and workshops and loves the energy she receives from a live audience.
Throughout her years as an educator and youth ministry leader, Blue created Team Bully-Free Forever, a poetry team for her school, and a mentoring group called D.I.V.A.S to address the needs of young people. She is dedicated to teaching the next generation to follow their dreams and feels it is her mission to equip them for the future. Ms. Fenyx Blue is a proud mother of three beautiful children who inspire her to write each day.
You can follow Ms. Fenyx Blue @FenyxBlueInk on Instagram and Youtube.
1 winner will win a $10 Amazon GC, International.
1 winner will win a $10 Starbucks GC, International.
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