Author`s Story Exposes Secret, Wounding World of Female Bullying

Released on: October 10, 2007, 10:35 pm

Press Release Author: Tami McCandlish

Industry: Media

Press Release Summary: Nonfiction book about relational aggression, also known as
covert bullying or indirect bullying.

Press Release Body: Lancaster, OH - October 11, 2007 - Central Ohio author Tami
McCandlish has just published a research-backed memoir, Flying Grounded, which
chronicles her personal struggle and spiritual triumph over female bullying. This
form of emotional and psychological bullying occurs when an alliance of people
target another individual with rumors and gossip, exclusion, betrayal, silent
treatments, dirty looks, name-calling, mocking laughs, cyber-bullying, and many
other indirect tactics that are generally socialized with girls and women.

In this newly released book, McCandlish writes of how, as a teenager, she loved
life. She was an honor roll student, star athlete, and was happy, outgoing, and
confident. However, those blissful days were cut short when the relentless, highly
destructive strategies of an all-girl alliance sent McCandlish's emotional
well-being and stability into a downward spiral.

As a result of the abuse by her peers, McCandlish found herself becoming a reactive
aggressor, a characterization that further ostracized her from her classmates,
friends, and community and left her battling depression and pleading to God that He
would end her life. Not until her adult years did she connect with the power of
Jesus Christ and overcome the many wounds of her past.

McCandlish's story illustrates the complex problem and secret suffering felt by many
girls and women. Through her extensively documented experiences, she successfully
demonstrates the importance of helping females find the validation they need to cope
with relational aggression, evaluate their relational experiences, raise their
standard of compassion, and explore their faith.

Flying Grounded is available at or 1-800-AUTHORS.

McCandlish holds a B.A. in English and journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University and
is also the founder and president of The Triumph Organization, a nonprofit dedicated
to dealing with female bullying through awareness, education, and tools that promote
healthy communication and competitiveness.

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Contact Details: Tami McCandlish

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