“Past Rites” by Claire Stibbe

Past Rites is the third book in Claire Stibbe’s Detective Temeke’s Crime Series and like the first two it packs a wallop. This is a deeply psychological examination of bullies and the cliques that engage in those behaviors. Beyond that Stibbe tackles the subject of child abuse and the subsequent psychological damage it does. When Temeke is removed from Homicide he is assigned the laborious … Continue reading “Past Rites” by Claire Stibbe

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Active vs. Passive – Anita Kovacevic

The second story in the exciting anthology, Twisted Tales, is by Anita Kovacevic. Kovacevic has a novella on Amazon, The Threshold as well as three children’s books and short stories in two other anthologies. Active vs. Passive is an intriguing and timely story of the mother of a teenage boy who is struggling to make ends meet on a tight budget. Missing her bus home after … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Active vs. Passive – Anita Kovacevic

“Inner Giant” A Book About Bullying by Frank Letras

Inner Giant by Frank Letras My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was looking for a book about bullying for my granddaughter when I came upon “Inner Giant” by Frank Letras. Bullying has become so prevalent in our society and has touched so many lives that I wanted to prepare her for the possibility it could happen to her. This is actually a collection of … Continue reading “Inner Giant” A Book About Bullying by Frank Letras

The Ghost in the Hollows by Patricia Komar

The Ghost in the Hollows by Patricia Komar My rating: 4 of 5 stars With bullying such a common issue among young adults these days, Patricia Komar has found a unique way to present the problem. “The Ghost in the Hollows” is much more than a young adult mystery. This is a tale of a young girl’s maturation and how she and others deal with … Continue reading The Ghost in the Hollows by Patricia Komar

Another School Shooting

Once again our country has been rocked by a school shooting that took the lives of youth and left us with the question, why? What motivates a young person to become so disillusioned with life they resort to killing fellow students or teachers to alleviate their pain? What do they hope to gain by snuffing out the lives of others and often losing their own … Continue reading Another School Shooting

Mobbing or Workplace Bullying

                Mobbing, or group bullying in the work place, is both contagious and insidious. People who would never be viewed or view themselves as “bullies” are drawn into the fray. These formerly “innocent bystanders” can turn from seeing the aggressor as “bad” to viewing the behavior/actions of the abused as “bad”. How do they reach that point and what can be done to prevent mobbing? … Continue reading Mobbing or Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying

                Bullying has become a major issue recently causing a raised awareness of the frequency of this behavior. Schools have responded to what appears to be an increase in bullying by implementing punitive responses to bullying. What is often overlooked is bullying among adults, especially in the workplace. While it seems inconceivable to many that an adult would be guilty of bullying another adult it … Continue reading Workplace Bullying