Lauren Simone Blogs

Imani meets with Vernon Board of Education

Imani meets with Vernon Board of Education

Imani shares her book, "Disco Balls of the Universe" with the Vernon Board of Education. The district is pleased to have such a talented student in their student body and hopes to support her by having her attend school events to present her book to fellow students, teachers, and parents. 

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Jack and Allie's Space Adventure

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Jack and Allie's Space Adventure

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, Imani Ariana attended an event at Jack and Allie’s. The bookstore owner, Barbara, welcomed Imani Ariana to host a Space Adventure! Imani read her book, Disco Balls of the Universe to toddlers and school aged children.  Then they had a dance party and did a line dance around the store.  After that children played Space Bingo and did Solar System arts and craft.      Parents purchased books and requested Imani’s signature. Imani took pictures with the children. Children and their families from the Vernon School District poured into the store. And best of all,...

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That Book Store, newest bookstore around town, has Lauren Simone Pubs Books!

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That Book Store, newest bookstore around town, has Lauren Simone Pubs Books!

On April 27, 2018, Olivia Lauren and I, Melissa-Sue John met this awesome mother daughter duo at Pitkin Elementary’s Vendor Fair, where the mission of the school was to fundraise for an accessible playground. Karen Opper and her 19-year-old daughter, Belle Opper were getting ready to open a bookstore and informed us they would be delighted to carry our books. Their dream fully materialized on July 15th when they opened their brick and mortar store located at 446 Silas Deane Highway in Wethersfield, CT. We are so happy for them. All of this is #motherdaughterbosses #womenpreneurs #womenempowerment has us feeling...

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LSP partners with Farrah and Shapea from Kozy Korner

LSP partners with Farrah and Shapea from Kozy Korner

Farrah and Shapea are the cofounders of Kozy Korner Kozy Korner was born out of a recognized need that students and parents had purchasing back-to-school books & supplies in Jamaica. As such, Kozy Korner Books ‘N More was born to reduce the stress of back to school shopping.  They have since launched their latest product KozyBox, which was created out of their shared passion for both books and children.  Together they created KozyBox to encourage reading of books for children of all ages. Both Shapea and Farrah believe that the KozyBox not only enhances the bond between parent and child but also promotes...

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Interview with author, Wanda Luthman

Interview with author, Wanda Luthman

Wanda Luthman has her Masters of Arts in both Mental Health Counseling and Guidance Counseling from Rollins College located in beautiful Winter Park, Florida. She has worked as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Adjunct Professor, and Hospice Counselor for teens. She’s currently a Guidance Counselor at a local High School. Dr. Melissa-Sue John discovered that she has self-published 4 children’s books (The Lilac Princess, A Turtle’s Magical Adventure, Gloria and the Unicorn, and Little Birdie) and reviewed A Turtle's Magical Adventure on her blog.After the review, Wanda Luthman asked if she could interview Dr. John.  Read more about the interview here.

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