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You Better Not Cry – A True Story Nominated for 2001 Pulitzer Prize
by Janet Barré

ISBN: 1-58584-556-6 eBook
$9.95 | Amazon

YBNCcoverGGMwebNOMINATED for 2001 PULITZER PRIZE: The true story of Janet Barré’s daunting life during the 1930’s and 1940’s at the height of the great depression. This spirited young child, blessed with an abundance of God-given talent, was left to fend for herself amid an endless assault of extreme challenges. A first-hand tale that reveals the magnificent use of the mind as a tool for combatting such seemingly insurmountable challenges as abuse, neglect, fear, and abject poverty.

This triumphant tour de force provides a unique window into how exactly the mind can overcome matter.

Praise for You Better Not Cry

An extraordinary book written by an extraordinary woman, celebrating resiliency and the power of the human spirit to not only survive, but to survive with grace and nobility.
~ Francesca Cavalier, SFCC

Cheering for Claudette as she fights to survive, crying for her when she is berated and beaten down, wishing that the adults would help this girl out, you are finally amazed in the end by the gifts of love, sympathy, and empathy, and a passion for truth, fairness and justice that Barré has bestowed upon her readers.
~ Susan Parent, Teacher

Fast-paced and very insightful. The pathos and courage that marks the author’s childhood proves to be riveting.
~ William McMahon, Author

  • Janet owns the World of Nutrition in Newington, Connecticut. Her health & wellness tips are a bright light for thousands of people throughout central Connecticut and beyond. World of Nutrition



ST-Book1-CovFrnt-72dpiThe Secret Society

eBook available through Amazon beginning April 27, 2018!

Follow the Secret Tortoise blog and learn more about secret societies around the world. There’s a lot of science, numbers, math, and symbols woven through secret societies.

The Secret Tortoise Series

THE SECRET SOCIETY: Meet Marco Perez, Illuminati-obsessed teenager about to begin the schoolyear at Riverrun Academy. He convinces four other classmates, Bennet, Isabella, Joaquin, and Kaleigh, to create a pact to help one another reach new heights. Together, they represent five different cliques at Riverrun: student government, band, performance arts, men’s sports and women’s sports. As the year gets started, this nascent secret society, the Secret Tortoise, sets its plans in motion to take control of each sector and create as much influence as possible.



The Cryptic Cipher

With each of the Secret Tortoise’s members wrapped up in their challenging personal conflicts, they begin to realize how much they can rely on each other. Marco struggles to launch his campaign for class treasurer with the help of his resourceful best friend. Bennet faces a tough dilemma about his lofty personal music goals that are pulling him in one direction, while a favorite teacher and group of peers are pulling him in another. Kaleigh is gripped by the chilling daily confrontations of a more powerful rival on the girl’s tennis team. Joaquin must learn from early mistakes, but gets help from an unlikely ally. Isabella gears up for her first audition ever, but suffers from a streak of bad luck. Antagonist Finn Sanders, becomes the big disrupter, wreaking havoc on everyone’s plans. All the while, the secret society is busy overcoming the many obstacles by developing an intriguing tool that they hope will be instrumental in reaching their collective goals.

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