Press Release: New children’s book Empowers Readers to Stand Up to Bullies


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New children’s book Empowers Readers to Stand Up to Bullies

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (September 29, 2017) - Parents struggling to find ways to help their kids deal with bullying will soon have a new resource to help them when the new children's book, The Secret Keeper: Perfect the Way You Are is launched in November.

Written by Maria Wills, The Secret Keeper is the first book in an inspiring five part series focusing on difficult topics for parents to discuss with their children.  The book is about a young girl, Juliana, who is bullied on her way to school. She is very sad but doesn't tell her teacher or her mother about it. But then her mother reminds her about the Secret Keeper who comes at night and gives her advice. Her mother turns into the Secret Keeper superhero after bedtime prayer. Juliana is filled with confidence and the next day has the courage to stand up for herself and also encourage her bully that it is okay to make mistakes

Maria Wills came up with the idea to call herself the Secret Keeper after her daughter began pre-school. “When you hear about all the horror stories of people taking advantage of children and making then afraid to tell their parents, I wanted to create a comfortable way for my daughter to communicate with me,” says the new Author. “I told her that God made me The Secret Keeper to keep all her secrets safe and give her advice,” Wills continues.  Maria realized the concept was working when Juliana shared what her father was getting her for Christmas and explained that she had to tell because mom was the secret keeper.

Statistics indicate that bullying affects one in three American school children and 60% of children who are bullied do not report it, according to the Business Insider. The Secret Keeper lays the perfect foundation for discussing bullying and how to handle bullies. The book is easy to read and features attractive illustrations that will capture children's attention. The storyline is engaging and will hook readers from start to finish.

The Secret Keeper: Perfect the Way You Are is scheduled to be released on November 1, 2017 and will be available in Kindle and paperback formats. Readers can get their copy on Amazon or on the author's website. The book will be available to pre-order on the author's website October 1, 2017. For further information visit:

About the Author:

Maria Wills is woman of many talents. Born in Washington, DC and raised in Prince Georges County, MD, Maria started her career at the young age of fifteen as a model and actress. She went to Drexel University for Music. Maria moved to Atlanta, GA to expand her brand in 2006. She is a radio, TV, and event host currently on Girl Power Hour Radio Show broadcasting on WAEC LOVE860 Atlanta.


Media Contact:  Maria Wills