Jewel Kats
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Jewel Kats

BIOGRAPHY: Once a teen runaway, Jewel Kats is now a two-time Mom's Choice Award winner. For six years, Jewel penned a syndicated teen advice column for Scripps Howard News Service (USA) and The Halifax Chronicle Herald. She gained this position through The Young People's Press. She's won $20,000 in scholarships from Global Television Network, and women's book publisher: Harlequin Enterprises. Jewel also interned in the TV studio of Entertainment Tonight Canada. Her books have been featured in Ability Magazine (USA) twice. She's authored eight books-five are about disabilities. The Museum of disABILITY History celebrated her work with a two-day event. Jewel has appeared as an international magazine cover story four times! Recently, her work was featured in an in-depth article published in "The Toronto Star". Jewel's work has also appeared as an evening news segment on WKBW-TV and on the pages of "The Buffalo News". PUBLISHED BOOKS: (1)*** "Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair: An Empowering Fairy Tale"*** -(Fairy Ability Tales Book #1) -Silver medalist/Mom's Choice Awards 2013 -One-page book excerpt in the 'Quincy Jones' issue of 'Ability Magazine' -Book signing at Museum of disABILITY History in Buffalo, New York -Featured in the evening news of WKBW-TV -'The Huffington Post' lists it as a valuable teaching resource -First "Cinderella" adaptation in history with a wheelchair-mobile Princess (2)***"The Princess and the Ruby: An Autism Fairy Tale"*** -(Fairy Ability Tales Book #2) -Silver medalist/Mom's Choice Awards 2013 -Re-telling of the Hans Christen Andersen's classic 'The Princess and the Pea' except with an Autism twist -First and only fairy tale featuring a non-verbal child princess with Autism (3)***"Snow White's Seven Patches: A Vitiligo Fairy Tale" -(Fairy Ability Tales Book #3) -FIRST fairy tale in HISTORY featuring a Princess with the skin condition of vitiligo. (4)***"What Do You Use to Help Your Body?: Maggie Explores the World of Disabilities"*** -Won gold medal from the prestigious Gelett Burgess Awards in the category of illness, bereavement and disability. -Full two-page book excerpt in Ability Magazine (USA) -Full-fledged multicultural cast of characters that illustrate disabilities unite the human experience. (5)***"DitzAbled Princess: A Comical Diary Inspired by Real Life"*** -Won bronze medal in the (IPPY) Independent Publisher Book Awards for the category Graphic Novel / Drawn Book - Humor / Cartoon -First reality-series comic strip about a woman with a physical disability -Book signing at the Museum of disABILITY History in Buffalo, New York -Magazine cover story of "Disability Today Network" and Australia's largest cross-disability magazine "Link Disability Magazine" -Featured on WKBW-TV evening news (6)***"Reena's Bollywood Dream: A Story About Sexual Abuse"*** -First and only children's picture book about a young Indo-American girl who survives sexual abuse (7)***"Teddy Bear Princess: A Story About Sharing and Caring"*** (8)***"Word Search Divas"*** -Puzzle book with diva themes and pictures of fashion models AUTHOR WEBSITE: www.jewelkats.com AUTHOR'S EMAIL: jewelkats78@gmail.com UPCOMING BOOKS: -"Panda Bear Princess Tea Party: A Cerebral Palsy Fairy Tale" (February 2014) -"Jenny and her Dog Both Fight Cancer" (Spring 2014)
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