Guess what? CBC’s local evening newscast covered my books and work with “Archie Comics” to create the character, Harper! The story aired twice on the same day! Yay!
This article was written from a live radio interview I had with CBC’s Metro Morning:
How far will Bix go to be popular?
A delightful and humorous diary account from “Bix,” a plain Jane from a struggling family trying to outdo and steal the third-grade classroom stage from Valerie, whose mother is a famous author. Miss Popular may be a wheelchair-user, but she knows how to charm the classroom, and her pink bejeweled wheelchair rules. In a pique of frustration, Bix resorts to lies to steal the limelight from Miss Popular. She also announces that she will be having a puppy shower, and everyone except Miss Popular is invited. Can Bix pull it off?
- Learn the importance of honesty
- Discover that being loved and being popular are not the same thing
- Find out how even a small act of kindness pays big dividends
- Learn how to rise above circumstances to be a better person
“Jewel Kats does it again! She has the ability to shine a light on disabilities with characters that empower and inspire! And she does it in way that entertains thoroughly! Her optimism and sense of fun explode on every page!”
–Dan Parent, Archie Comics
“Miss Popular is a testament to young girls everywhere: guiding them through the issues of popularity, honesty and the fun of life! Jewel Kats has created a character that I would have loved to be my friend when I was a third-grader! Spectacular in every way!”
–Robin Marvel, author of Awakening Consciousness: A Girl’s Guide!
Learn more at www.JewelKats.com
from Marvelous Spirit Press www.MarvelousSpirit.com
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues – Special Needs
“The Princess Panda Tea Party: A Cerebral Palsy Fairy Tale” has just hit the market! This book is truly unique. There’s nothing like it on the market. Princess Panda wouldn’t leave my imagination. Her “voice” was so high-pitched! This book contains not only magic, but very important life lessons. Hope you love it!
Here’s an interview I had with Archie Comics about how their new character, Harper, was inspired by me. I was incredibly excited about doing this interview with comic genius, Dan Parent. After all, this man is a legend. I’m so surprised I didn’t throw up due to hyper activity! lol
Here I am on the six o’clock news in my hometown of Toronto! Be warned! My makeup is pretty intense, lol. I wasn’t expecting the camera to zoom in so close 🙂
I’ve been DYING to share this news with you. I finally got the green light! If you know anything about me, you’re well aware that I’m a HUGE fan of “Archie Comics”. Well…I have MAJOR news. Yours truly (me!), has directly inspired a new character in “Archie Comics”. She’s created by comic genius/wizard, Dan Parent. This man is a legend in the comics world. Harper is his mastermind, and the cousin of, Veronica Lodge. She’s eccentric, a fashionable diva and a wheelchair-user. (Does this sound like someone else? Hmmm.) Harper will be launched in issue #656 of “Archie”. It hits newsstands on June 18. Show your support! P.s. Do you think Harper and I, look alike???
IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Award) received 5,500 submissions. They plucked our graphic novel from the crowd of hopefuls. We’ve earned a bronze medal in the category of “Graphic Novel / Drawn Book – Humor / Cartoon”! The award ceremony is in New York City. Guess who’s going???
“Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair” appears in “Huffington Post” article alongside literary classics by Dr. Seuss, J.K. Rowling, Robert Munsch, etc. Wow! What a huge honor! I always knew this book was special. Moral: Never give up on your dreams 🙂