How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying

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I set out to write my first book because

I really wanted a fun exciting adventure

I was loaded with humor to get

inspiration for that I turned to the my

favorite sort of reluctant cowardly

heroes that I enjoyed as a child such as

Bob Hope or Woody Allen or maybe a band


they were always reluctant cowardly

heroes put into bad situations and I got

the idea that maybe I can reinterpret

those roles in four children in a school

setting and once I put it in the school


the adversary for you my reluctant

coward was naturally a bully

and that's how I became a bullying book

my teaching inspires my writing really

because I teach writing

I took a course years ago at Columbia

with Lucy Calkins and I learned you know