By chance, I met Daisy Copelin on Instagram. I was immediately impressed to find out more about her children’s book No More Bad Secrets, A kid-to-kid guide on Safe Body Touch.
Statistics show that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are abused sexually before they reach 18 years old. In the light of those staggering statistics, and feeling the need to protect children, combined with her passion for working with children, Copelin has used her gift of teaching and writing, to create a book, designed to help kids know and learn safe boundaries for their bodies.
Daisy Copelin’s message to children and young people comes from a place of first-hand experience. Sometimes we’re not always dealing a fair share in life. But it’s possible to overcome your circumstances, live out your dreams and be the best you that you can be.
I’m glad to introduce you to Daisy Copelin!
- Can you introduce yourself, what’s your name, where are you from… ?
Hi, my name is Daisy Copelin. I am originally from Suffolk Country, born and raised, but have been residing in Brooklyn the past 10 years(2018)
- Tell us something unexpected about yourself!
I am adopted
- Give 2 things about yourself that you think matter the most?
I am authentic and I genuinely love working with children.
- Identity Card
- Do you remember the first book you read?
No! I am getting older I guess
- What makes you laugh/cry?
Madea movies make me laugh, and sad movies and pretty much just about everything makes me cry now that I think about it
- In which genre do you write?
- What makes your book special, how is it different from other books in your genre?
My book No More Bad Secrets is special because it solves the silent epidemic “Taboo” topic of child sexual abuse. It is life changing for children. It entertains, engages but yet empowers them with a message that could potentially save their lives.
- How do you feel when you write, do you have a special ritual?
I feel relieved when I write and challenged to be as creative as possible.
- What inspired you to write your first book?
My first book was The Diary of an Overcomer an Inspirational story of True Love, Hope, Triumph and Victory. I was inspired to write that because I wanted people to know they can come from unfortunate circumstances, but still, thrive and become productive members of society.
- How did you come up with the title?
I looked at what my life entailed and formulated a title based on the words that described me and my story.
- If you could be any famous book character, who would you be and why?
Pete the Cat because he’s a cool cat that is super hilarious.
- Is there a message in your book that you hope the readers will grasp?
Absolutely! I want children to know the difference between a good and bad secret, an appropriate and inappropriate touch and to know they have trusted adults that can and will help them if they have been touched inappropriately or was to be touched inappropriately. Hopefully, that never happens, but I wish we did live in a perfect world where stuff like that did not happen
- What are your top 3 books of all time?
Rich Dad Poor Dad, Becoming a Leader, Bible
- How important is marketing and social media for you?
Very important, it’s easy to release a book, business or idea but it is a lot harder to market it effectively and get the exposure that your vision needs.
- Is it important for you to get book reviews? Do you read them?
Yes, because it demonstrates verbally the effectiveness or ineffectiveness for that matter. You get to hear people’s brutal opinions and criticism which should help you grow.
- What advice do you have for other writers?
Continue to write, perfect your craft daily and be the best writer that you can become.
- Can you give your book information: blurb, link, genre (for children’s book, please tell for what age)
No More Bad Secrets, A kid-to-kid guide on Safe Body Touch
Hook: “Personal Body Safety is as important as ABC’s and 123’s”
Blurb: ‘No More Bad Secrets: A Kid-to-Kid Guide on Safe Body Touch’ gives children a voice and leaves them empowered. Told from another child’s point of view, kids learn what’s not acceptable in terms of personal body safety. Kids also learn what to do if another person makes them feel uncomfortable or does something that’s not acceptable.
Available at Barnes & Nobles, Lulu:
Age:4 and up
Social Media links:
- QUICK POP-QUIZ. (You can choose one or both, and please feel free to add a very brief comment)
Snow or sun: Sun because it just makes your day a lot brighter
Soccer or (ice) hockey: Soccer because I like playing basketball and soccer is a lot easier than Ice hockey.
Dogs or cats: They both frighten me
Ice-cream or Fruit: Of course, ice cream, although I do eat fruit at times
Fact or fiction: As long as it is a good book I do not mind
Music or silence: Music even though silence can be invigorating at times
Sport or reading: love sports, love reading so I am undecided on this one
Sea or mountains: Sea, watching the waves whether big or little can be peaceful at times
Groundhogs or squirrels: Groundhogs because in elementary school I loved groundhog day
Books or movies: Books, movies put me to sleep 9 out of 10 times I never finish the movie
E-book or print: Print love taking notes and doodling on actual pages
- Is there anything more you want to tell your readers?
My message goes out to the children that hear the book that they would know that they don’t have to keep a bad secret. To the Parents and Educators that they would work together in support of one another to educate their children on Personal Body Safety and use my engaging age-appropriate book as a tool to begin the “taboo” discussion, that affects 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys.
Thank you so much Daisy Copelin!