Title: Growing Up Fat in a Skinny World
Author: E.L. Robinson
Release Date: October 21,2019
Cover Designer: Buoni Amici Press
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
Life is already hard for a kid but it’s even harder when you are an overweight kid. Imagine growing up overweight in a family where you have the monopoly on it. Join me on this journey as I find my way in a world where being overweight overshadowed who I would become. Come with me as we pull back the curtain and explore what it truly feels like….”Growing Up Fat In A Skinny World”, look no further.
Starlett and I lived together all our childhood. I thought my sister was the coolest. We were different. Growing up Starlett was your typical big sister. She could bully me and torcher me, but no one else better try it. As you already know Starlett was the pretty, slim one. Starlett was a tomboy because she hung out with the uncles and the boy cousins. She was the one climbing trees, playing with frogs, shooting marbles, and hanging out with the boys. I on the other hand did not. I didn’t like rough housing around. I learned quickly that in our family even though you were a girl you could not be a punk. So, I was the crier and I was told to stop crying because they weren’t raising no punks. I told them I was a girl and was told we aren’t having no girl punks either. I was so confused.
I believe Starlett didn’t like the fact that when I came along, she had to share. Starlett wasn’t big on sharing. I remember this one time she got in trouble because mom bought one soda for us to share and she had one. Mom gave Starlett the soda and told her to share with me. Did I forget to mention we were in the car when this happened. I asked Starlett for some soda and she told me “No this my soda, momma bought this for me.” So innocently I asked momma if I could have some of hers, cause Starlett won’t give me any. Momma went off. She got a whipping over the seat and momma took it from her and gave it to me and told me not to give her any. I felt bad. I only wanted a swallow.
That was the beginning of my mom driving home the message that we are sisters and sisters don’t fight one another we fight for one another, because we are all we have in this world. Now I won’t say that we didn’t fight because we did when mom was gone. Starlett has made me so angry with her that I chased her with a knife and the broom. She always thought it was funny. I did not!
EL Robinson is a poet, writer, and author of Growing Up Fat in a Skinny World. A self-proclaimed “Master Baker”, Her first cookbook, “Spiritual Eats” will be out soon. EL has spent the last decade reading and writing novels that indulges the imagination of her audience. She has been a lifelong writer and first began creating other worlds and characters in junior high school. E.L. Robinson doesn’t proclaim to be an expert on romance or self-help; however, she loves to share her story in hopes that it will inspire others. She was born and raised in Memphis, TN but she now resides in Peoria, IL. Through her faith in God she has turned her trials into testimonies that have inspired countless audiences to live their dreams and allow their voices to be heard.
Once Upon a Wish-Mas
by Laura Barnard
Ruby is determined to give his daughters the Christmas they deserve. Now if only she can tolerate their father long enough to make that happen.
Are they both willing to put their stubborn pride aside, or will they risk losing the one gift that can’t be wrapped: each other.
Meet the Author
A December to remember…
Christmas in a Cornish castle? Sign Ivy Starforth up! Hired to kit out the holiday rental as the world’s most Instagramable festive dreamland, there’s only one thing standing in the way of her hefty paycheque – the lord of the manor.
Bill Markham could give Scrooge a run for his money but Ivy is firmly #TeamChristmas…even if her handsome host seems to be doing everything he can to sabotage her staging. Maybe she shouldn’t have stumbled in on him starkers in the hot tub?
As the temperature outside cools, things inside the castle heat up. It’s been a long time since Ivy allowed herself to give in to temptation…surely one little kiss under the mistletoe won’t hurt?
Jane Linfoot is a best-selling author, who lives in a cottage on a Derbyshire hillside with her family and their pets. Although she loves seeing cow noses over the garden wall, she’s happy she can walk to a supermarket.
Jane grew up in North Yorkshire where she spent a lot of her childhood avoiding horizontal gales blowing off the sea and wrote her first book by accident. While she loves to write feel good books that let readers escape, she’s always surprised to hear her stories make people laugh, admits to (occasionally) crying as she writes, and credits her characters for creating their own story lines.
Jane’s garden would be less brambly if she wasn’t on Facebook and Twitter so often. On days when she wants to be really scared, she rides a tandem.
Her recent standalone novels are all set in and around the (imaginary) seaside village of St Aidan in Cornwall. They are: Ivy’s Cornish Christmas, Edie’s Browne’s Cottage by the Sea, The Little Cornish Kitchen. Her four book Little Wedding Shop series are standalone stories, also set in St Aidan. They are: The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea, Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop, Summer at the Little Wedding Shop and Christmas Promises at the Little Wedding Shop. They are all published by the Harper Impulse and One More Chapter imprints of Harper Collins.
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