"It's an uplifting story, perfect for parents, teachers and any adult encouraging children to read and deal with life's ups and downs." - Kris Rondon, Readers' Favorite
"Read this to my 5 year old grandson and as soon as I read it he asked if I would read it again. Later in the day he was in a La La mood and I suggested that he flip the coin and change his attitude. His father is a counselor therapist and he said that indeed the attitude one has influences the way they see and interpret things. This has a good message for youngsters and for the grown-ups reading it to them." - Grandma Pouzzles, Amazon Reader
"This is a wonderful book about emotions and taking control of feelings. The illustrations are beautiful and even Lala's posture changes when she chooses to be happy. This is a sweet book to read to younger children and to encourage them to read by themselves when they are just a little bit older." - Laura S., Amazon Reader
"As a mom, grand mom and former elementary school teacher, I found this book refreshing. A simple but powerful message that I believe every child can easily relate to." - Eileen K., Teacher
About the Author
After graduating college Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and working a short stint in the real world, she moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in film. After securing her Screen Actor's Guild membership through appearances on television shows like G vs E, The Parkers and Get Real as well as films like Down to You, Almost Famous, and Disney's The Kid, she decided to garner more behind-the-camera experience. She secured internships at Scott Rudin Productions, one of Hollywood's most prolific and demanding producers and Mostow Lieberman Productions at Universal Studios. She soon accepted a paid position with executive producer Chris Sievernich and discovered her love of screenplay development, running the coverage department for Kinowelt USA and assisting in the development of projects like Nurse Betty, The Wedding Planner and Welcome to Collinwood. After several years of working in Hollywood, she returned home to Atlanta in 2001 to focus on a career in strategic marketing.
As president and founder of The Virtue Agency, an integrated content development &
marketing agency, Tela has spent the last 15 years writing content and maximizing brand exposure and engagement for clients. She has authored articles that appear on MarketWatch (WSJ), Yahoo! Finance, MNN.com, EWG.org, and HealthyChild.org. She is also entering into the literary world with the release of LaLa Feels Blah-La, Book 1 of her debut children's series, LaLa's World.