Laurel Bookstore, Oakland – July 9th, 7p.m.

In this timely book on how positive parenting can immunize children from the bullying dynamic, leading self-esteem educator Louise Hart Ed.D. and her daughter, author Kristen Caven, give parents the skills they need to raise strong, resilient, and emotionally healthy kids.

Laurel Books is proud to launch these local authors on their national publicity campaign!



“Inventing Zorgos” Event – June 16th in Oakland

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Join us for “Inventing Zorgos” at the California Writers Club, Oakland California.

This presentation to the members of Kristen’s writing group gives the authors a chance to share their story of how the book came to be.

They will talk about what it felt like for Louise to be asked to write the book after retiring from her writing and speaking career. They will share their story of a long history of writing and publishing parenting books together as a mother-daughter team. And they will explain how they handled the challenge of having their book title changed at the second-to-last minute.

Read Kristen’s blog about it here.

Dr. Louise Hart is the author of The Winning FamilyOn the Wings of Self- Esteem, and the forthcoming The Bullying AntidoteKristen Caven, who illustrated Louise’s first two books, has been Louise’s partner every step of the way—as graphic designer, editor, ghostwriter and co-author, writing and publishing her own books along the journey as well. Together they have founded three publishing companies: LifeSkills Press, Uplift Press, and Little Pig Productions.