Excerpted from My Secret Bully by by Trudy Ludwig; illustrated by Abigail Marble. Copyright © 2005 by by Trudy Ludwig; illustrated by Abigail Marble. Excerpted by permission of Dragonfly Books, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Trudy Ludwig is an award-winning author who specializes in writing children's books that explore the colorful and sometimes confusing world of children's social interactions. She has received rave reviews nationwide from educators, experts, organizations, and parents for her passion and compassion in addressing relational aggression--the use of relationships to manipulate and hurt others. Trudy wrote her first book, My Secret Bully, after her own daughter was bullied by some friends. Since then, she has become a sought-after speaker, presenting at schools and conferences around the country and educating students, parents, and teachers on the topic.
Trudy has been profiled on national and regional television, radio, and newsprint. Children's books have always been Trudy's great passion. It was her daughter's experience which inspired Trudy to quit her freelance writing career to focus on making a difference in kids' lives, one book at a time.®
Trudy lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, two children, and their loyal hound dog, Hannah. She is a member of the International Bullying Prevention Association and collaborates with leading experts and organizations including The Ophelia Project, Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project, and Putting Family First.
Trudy is available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact the Random House Speakers Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org.