Book Review: Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Pie: Conversations with My White Friends about Race by William T. Lewis Sr., MSW, PhD

I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Lewis, diversity and inclusion consultant and author of Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Pie, last month at the Evolve Juneteenth panel held at the Crossnore Communities for Children. After hearing about Lewis’s work, I wanted to read his book. One of the thoughts that comes back to me isContinue reading “Book Review: Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Pie: Conversations with My White Friends about Race by William T. Lewis Sr., MSW, PhD”

NC Author Showcase at Bond Brothers Brew Company

We’ve gathered the top summer books written by NC Authors for you at the Bond Brothers NC Author Showcase on June 2nd from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 202 E. Cedar St. in Cary, N.C. Summer NC Authors Showcase: Sheila Ogle, author of “The Pink House.” One of Cary’ NCs Top Ten Places to VisitContinue reading “NC Author Showcase at Bond Brothers Brew Company”

The Politics of Work

My favorite co-worker greeted me warmly every morning, liked to go for walks at lunch, and often took naps in the afternoon. She also had a tail and four legs. When this adorably puppy stopped coming to work, the atmosphere of the office shifted and I started to notice more politics. While, it may notContinue reading “The Politics of Work”

Book Launch: “A Special Light” written by Allison Aldridge Forrester features NC Crystal Coast illustrations

“A Special Light,” is perfect for preschool and early elementary kids. The story is about Ella, the egret, and her new friend as they spend time on the Bogue Sound shoreline. This delightful Christian children’s book includes illustrations from award winning artist Cinzia Battistel.   Open to the public book launch for “A Special Light”Continue reading “Book Launch: “A Special Light” written by Allison Aldridge Forrester features NC Crystal Coast illustrations”

Authors Corner at Fest in the West

Fest in the West is back and better than ever! Please join FRS Communications as we host an Authors Corner featuring Allison Forrester, Amanda Lamb, and Sheila Ogle. Come on down for the children’s story time at 10 a.m. with Sheila Ogle reading from “The Pink House.” Our dear friend Allison Forrester will read fromContinue reading “Authors Corner at Fest in the West”

“A Pastor’s Heart”

Written as Historical Fiction based on facts, A Pastor’s Heart is a two-generation tale set in the American South, during the mid-20th Century. Colorful characters, family drama ,surprising romances and tear-filled worship carry the reader through turbulent
times, to the reality of faith in a Sovereign, Loving God.

Disrupting Foster Care

Angela Quijada-Banks is not only an incredible young woman who successfully aged out of foster care, she is making the time to disrupt the system in a positive way by sharing her story in “The Black Foster Youth Handbook,” a book set for publication September 29th. Please consider supporting Angela in getting this handbook intoContinue reading “Disrupting Foster Care”

Back to School Resources

Whether children are attending school in-person, digitally, or homeschooling, COVID-19 has made this school year much more difficult for both students and parents alike. FRS Communications is reviewing resources for parents to use. This week’s blog includes a free downloadable journal, a fun game to play, and a good book that teaches giving back. IfContinue reading “Back to School Resources”

Book Review: “Dead Last”

Amanda Lamb takes her talent for writing compelling news stories to new heights with her first fiction “Dead Last.” Available May 12 on Amazon, “Dead Last” will captivate you from the start with the intrigue around a runner who falls during a marathon and whispers, “My husband is trying to kill me.” It’s almost asContinue reading “Book Review: “Dead Last””

Heart Smart Classrooms in a Pandemic Time

In The EQ Intervention: Shaping a Self-Aware Generation Through Social and Emotional Learning, Dr. Adam L. Sáenz offers a free Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) assessment designed to help teachers increase student academic performance and encourage a more positive classroom experience. There has never been a better time to explore our personality style and vulnerability to stressContinue reading “Heart Smart Classrooms in a Pandemic Time”