What a week!
Yes, I know today is Monday and the week just started, but there is so much happening this week that I know my statement will ring true by Saturday night. But, I will do my best to take each day one.day.at.a.time.
This week holds the final days of preparation for the first Marvelous Girls’ Summit. We are so excited, I am so excited and I hope the girls who are attending are excited as well. The response has been REMARKABLE and I, along with the student groups at SMU, look forward to delivering everything that has been in our heads and on our hearts to the 11-13-year-old girls who will be joining us Saturday.
You will hear more this week about our sponsors for the event and if things aren’t too chaotic, you may even get a sneak peek at some of our prep space. Stay tuned!
You’re probably wondering if the Marvelous Girls’ Summit is the big news, right? Well, although the event is a pretty big deal, that is not the announcement.
The big news is that I am a published author! Yes, you read that correctly. I, Shanterra McBride, wrote my first book!
Love Your Jiggle: The Girls Guide to Being Marvelous, published by Crystal Spirit Publishing, Inc. is an inspirational book for girls ages 11-17. Topics covered include self-esteem, maintaining friendships, decision-making, conflict management, self-empowerment, and diversity. The messages are positive relating to growing up and being the best and most marvelous girl they can be.
This book has been a long time coming and is truly a work of my heart, my calling, and my deep knowing that every girl was born to be marvelous. This book will remind girls of that and also give tips on how to be marvelous and how to believe that on a regular basis. Most of the being is in the mindset. Change our minds, change our actions!
The official release date is November 5, 2016.
For those of you in the Dallas area, I will have a book signing and reception for anyone that would like to attend on Saturday, November 5. Details will be announced very soon. And yes, the books will be available for sale at the signing.
Love Your Jiggle: The Girls Guide to Being Marvelous will be available in print and as an e-book that can be purchased through Itunes, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and more. And if you’re just as excited as I am, you can pre-order your copies now for $11.95 (+ S/H) by going to the publisher’s website at Crystal Spirit Inc.
I cannot even begin to tell you how over the moon I am! Over.the.MOON!
Oh and if you’re interested, here is the official announcement video from Facebook Live. And in case you didn’t know it before, I am from Texas; which is completely obvious from my Texan (notice I didn’t say southern) drawl during this announcement 😀
See, I told you, what a week! There is so much to look forward to in the next few days and I’m just thankful to have the opportunity to do what I love, which is to partner with girls in their development and to remind them that they are, without reservation, MARVELOUS!
Have a Marvelous Monday and a great week. I know I will! 🙂