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Thomas Gomel Learns About Bullying by Shirley McLain
Have you been bullied in the past? Do you know someone who has been bullied?
This is a fictional story about Thomas Gomel. He’s a twelve-year-old boy who is bullied at school. This story begins on the first day of school, and you follow Thomas and his family through the steps of dealing with the person who does the bullying.
This book instructs the child and parent ways to deal with and help the bully. There is a parental section at the back with valuable information as well as resources.
5 Star Review: Author and great-grandmother, Shirley McLain, created this fiction story guide for parents and tweens of 10 years and above who deal with bullying. You and your tweens (teens and up) will enjoy the beautiful illustrations by Cristina Bello.
Main character Thomas Gomel struggles to get out of bed, the thought of the new year brings up emotions that were hidden from everyone, including his mother.
Thomas has to go the school and his story is told in chapters 1-18.
In Chapter 19, Author Shirley McLain shares her own memories of being physiologically bullied at school, almost every day.
From Chapter 20 to the end, Shirley educates her readers. She explains what bulling is and describes the varies types of bullying that school children of all ages can endure. She shows what the data shows and the warning signs that parents, grand-parents and educators need to look out for. She ends the book with some reference and help-line resources.
Shirley McLain is a Christian with the love of God being first and foremost in her life. She makes her home in Sapulpa Oklahoma with her husband, has two grown children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Despite the challenges she faced in school, she went on to live a full life. Shirley wrote this book with the hopes to bring awareness to bullying, prevent bullying and get help for those who are experiencing bullying.
I encourage teens and adults to read this book.
Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).
Genre: Parenting & Relationships, Educational Fiction
Crimes and Retributions: A Jensen Mystery by Shirley McLain
A young woman is drugged, kidnapped and taken to a remote island where she is kept captive in a tower.
Her twin brother does everything he can to rescue his sister, all the while trying to keep his business going.
There is criminal activity that involves the world. Samantha’s life is touched by destiny as she plans to escape from her captor.
This young adult eBook will keep you turning pages so you can find out what happens next.
Genre: Mystery (Crime Action Fiction)
Dobyns Chronicles by Shirley McLain
Here is a Treat for HISTORICAL FICTION fans as well as those who are fascinated by late 19th century and early 20th century historical events in both Texas and OKLAHOMA. This Historical novel is loosely based on a true-life story of a brave Oklahoman from the mid 1880’s to 1955. This dramatic story also showcases the struggles and intermarriage of an American cowboy and an American Indian.
Dobyns Chronicles is a captivating celebration of the life of Charlie Dobyns. His life began in northeast Texas near Bonham, on the Red River. His Cherokee mother and cowboy father strove to survive on their river valley ranch. Tragedy ended this way of life for Charlie in 1888. Follow him through Chickasaw Territory and on to McAlester in eastern Oklahoma. This is a story of a changing way of life and adaptations made to survive. Charlie’s strong passion for life and dignity equipped him for survival as he raised his siblings with, likeability and dignity. It’s a story of loss, misfortune, hard times and heartbreak, but also love, determination, kindness, joy and spirituality. Follow Charlie’s life through the adventures that shaped the man he became, and that of his family for generations.
From the Author: I remember meeting my Great Grandfather, Charlie, as a child and grew up hearing the stories of his life. He had the strength and courage to do what needed to be done during the hard times. You never heard a bad word said about he or Mila. Dobyns Chronicles was a labor of love. I wrote this book as a tribute to my mother’s family. For the strength and courage that was demonstrated. The love given and passed down through the generations of the family, and the Oklahoma land they shared helped hold the family together.
Genre: Fiction (Contemporary)
Princess Adele’s Dragon by Shirley McLain
With the possibility of death before her, Princess Adele sets out to slay the dragon to save her Kingdom.
What she discovers in her quest changes her and the King’s life forever.
We follow the lives of the Royalty of Valdoria as their world is threatened. In this medieval story, there are good guys, bad guys, white and black magic as well as goats and dragons.
Read this story of love, hate, danger, and evil.
You will turn the page so you can find out what happens next in this gothic adventure.
Genre: Horror (Occult, Sword, Sorcery Fantasy)
Shirley’s Book of Horror by Shirley McLain
This is five psychological horror short stories just in time for Halloween. They are Webs, Holesome House, Cats (True story), The Fog, Eck, Bill and Lack-Lack.
Genre: Horror (Psychological Horror Short Stories)
Shirley’s Shorts and Flashes by Shirley McLain
A book of short stories with genres from romance to the supernatural. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
Genre: Short Stories
Verses For My King by Shirley McLain
Words to ponder. A small but powerful book of Christian Poetry with Illustrations.
Genre: Christian Poetry, Religious, Inspirational Poetry
About The Author: Shirley McLain is a retired RN, wife, mother, and grandmother of six and Great Grandmother to four, three boys and one girl.
She is currently living in Sapulpa, Oklahoma where she is enjoying her retirement to the fullest. She was born in California but lived her growing years in Oklahoma. She has done extensive travel within the United States and learned to appreciate each state for its own beauty. Her dream trip is to see Spain and Italy at a slow pace.
Shirley has published a young adult mystery called “Crimes and Retribution”, a book of short stories called, “Shirley’s Short’s and Flashes and a Christian poetry book called, “Verses For My King.” Dobyns Chronicle s is a historical fiction in which you follow a family through troubling times. She has published (should be on the market the end of January 2020) her educational fiction about Bullying. It is for ages 10 to Adult to help them deal with bullying in school.
Shirley’s love of travel, adventure and writing have created works that will hold your attention, and leave you wanting more.
Books by Shirley McLain:
Thomas Gomel Learns About Bullying Feb 5, 2020
Dobyns Chronicles May 23, 2014
Princess Adele’s Dragon Mar 21, 2016
Crimes and Retributions: A Jensen Mystery Apr 15, 2016
Shirley’s Shorts and Flashes Nov 20, 2012
Shirley’s Book of Horror Oct 15, 2014
Verses For My King Nov 21, 2012
The Tower Nov 12, 2010
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