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Dec. 7, 2021

Ep 57: Kindness and Compassion with Lisa Fipps, Author of Starfish

Ep 57: Kindness and Compassion with Lisa Fipps, Author of Starfish

Recently my daughter and I became a part of a mother-daughter book club. Our first book was an amazing middle-grade novel called Starfish. Starfish is both a heartbreaking and heartwarming story about a young girl named Ellie who, ever since she wore...


Recently my daughter and I became a part of a mother-daughter book club. Our first book was an amazing middle-grade novel called Starfish. Starfish is both a heartbreaking and heartwarming story about a young girl named Ellie who, ever since she wore a whale swimsuit and made a big splash at her fifth birthday party, has been bullied about her weight. 

At our first book club meeting, we had the incredible fortune of having a zoom call with the author of Starfish, Lisa Fipps, and after talking with her, I knew she would be a fantastic guest for the podcast. Starfish is based on experiences that Lisa had as a child, and she wrote this book because it is what she wished she had when she was a fat kid trying to cope with bullying. Lisa never told anyone what she was going through. She never reached out for help with the emotions: sadness, anger, shame and she never stood up for herself. 

In a world where bullying is all too common, Starfish carries an incredible message that truly has the power to teach people, both young and old, about self-acceptance, compassion, and kindness to all. 

 

About Lisa

Lisa Fipps is a graduate of Ball State University, award-winning former journalist, current director of marketing for a public library (where she won the Sara Laughlin marketing award), and an author of middle-grade books. Starfish is her debut novel. She’s working on her next novel and several others. She currently lives in Indiana and lived in Texas. 

 

Connect with Lisa 

Website https://authorlisafipps.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authorlisafipps/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/authorlisafipps/

Twitter https://twitter.com/AuthorLisaFipps