Ramonda Richard Author of Robert the Bully

Name:
Ramonda Richard

Where do you live?
Alma,Arkansas

Tell us a little about yourself (your education, family life, etc.)
I am a mother of three grown children and grandmother of eleven. I am trying to make a difference and change the bullying issue in our schools as I feel bullying is an issue that truly needs to be addressed.

What is your genre?
Children’s book

When and why did you begin writing? (What inspired you to write your first book?)
This is my first book and I wrote it after the first Virginia Tech shootings happened to try to reach the younger generation of children and teach them not to be bullies.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Trying to get what I wanted to say on paper that was in my mind and my heart.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When they first wanted to publish my book several years ago and another company wanted to publish my poems also but I did not have the money to go with those companies.

Do you have to travel much to market your book(s)?
No, can’t travel much right now unless someone comes to get me. I don’t have a car.

Who designs your book covers?
I let the illustrators through my publishing company make it.

What is your current project?
I am working on more poems and thinking about writing a second children’s book and possibly a novel after I get this book off of the ground as this cause for the children is very important to me.

What, if anything, are you reading now?
James Patterson books

What books and/or authors have influenced your life most?
Dean Koontz,James Patterson, Stephen King, Ann Rule

Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
I do not have a blog or website. However, you can find my book at these locations on the internet:
Robert the Bully on Amazon
On Barnes&Noble
Email Me
Ramonda on facebook
Robert the Bully is also on ebay.com as well as many other places. You can also call: 1-301-228-3853. They are $24.95 plus four something for shipping. I’m sorry I don’t make the prices. But please keep in mind this is for a good cause, the good of the children.

Would you be kind enough to share a little of your current work with us?
I will share the last page.
And so he did, he told everyone he was sorry and he didn’t mean to make them feel bad. After that they were all very good friends and Robert never picked on them or anyone else again because he knew how it felt to be sad and not have any friends. Also, he felt bad for how he had made everyone feel and he DID NOT LIKE that feeling. Other animals learned from Robert’s mistakes and were not mean to anyone either and all of the animals were friends and nobody was mean to anyone and they lived Happily Ever After.
THE END

Do you have anything else you would like to share with my readers?
Yes, in the front of my book there is a dedication page and a poem that I wrote to the families and victims of the school shootings. I would like to share those.
Dedication Page:
I would like to dedicate this book to the victim’s and families of all of the school shootings. I am in no way saying that the cause of the school shootings is because of bullying but, I think the bullying in the schools is something that truly needs to be addressed. I know what it feels like to be picked on and made fun of. I think that everyone should get along and no one should pick on or make fun of anyone just because they are different. If we were all the same, this world would be boring. This is for the one’s injured in the midst of the school violence. May God be with you and my prayers are with you.
This book is also dedicated to my three children. Crystal, Misty, and Weldon Jr. And my Grandchildren, Dayton, Anthony, Jeremiah, Cierra, Tradden, Arissia, Crystelle, Malaki, Akya, Tei Shannah, and Whakeem.

Poem to the Victim’s and Families
This poem is to the families of each and every one.
The children and teachers who lost their lives, they could not run.
No matter how hard they tried to keep the killer at bay.
They lost their lives on that very mournful day.
I can’t imagine what it must be like to lose a child,
The feelings you must feel, they can’t be mild.
I’m glad it’s not me, but I also wish it wasn’t you.
No parent should ever have to bury their baby,
This world we live in nowadays has gotten so crazy.
I know this poem will not make it better,
Just words of encouragement, like I would in a letter.
My heart goes out to each and every one of you,
I send my love and prayers, to each of you they are due.

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About creationsbycrouch

Author of bilingual children's books and artist.
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