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Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told

In high school, Taylor Dunkin broke more records than any other athlete to step foot in Montgomery, Massachusetts. As a sophomore in college, he was ranked by ESPN as one of the NFL’s top 100 prospects. However, his aspirations came to a jarring halt when a knee injury and two surgeries left him sidelined.

One year later, Taylor is a person of interest in a highly confidential investigation headed by the Boston Police Department. He has entangled himself in a crime ring notorious for pushing opiates, cocaine, and benzodiazepines on local college campuses.

When Taylor’s younger brother Marc discovers that Taylor is behind the copious drug supply circulating around Montgomery Lake High School, he sets off to not only reverse the damage Taylor has caused, but also save his lifelong role model from becoming a casualty of America’s deadly opioid epidemic.

In its release week, Gripped was ranked by Amazon as the #1 New Release for Children’s books about drug use on Kindle.

To Readers Across America:

Each day, more and more young adults fall prey to substance abuse. As an educator who works mainly with high school students, I was moved to write a book series for teenagers that shares how it happens—how good kids become drug addicts, how downward spirals start, how harmless fun can quickly turn into a life-threatening addiction.

The story told in the series is raw and realistic. I did not censor much of the content, for I believe the truth is important and powerful. In our world in which twelve-year-olds overdose in middle school bathrooms, it is time for authors to stop sugarcoating their content to appease schoolboards. I am aware that this book may be banned by public schools because of the harsh realities portrayed between its covers. However, I did not write any part of the Gripped book series in hopes of it being taught in English classrooms. The truth is far too controversial for that, even though the events depicted in Gripped happen daily across America.

The series portrays the story of Taylor Dunkin who was an acclaimed college athlete, seemingly destined for the NFL but sidelined by injury. His depression leads him to begin abusing his pain medication and eventually become a drug dealer to support his habit. He supplies drugs to high school students from his hometown, which leads to other characters becoming ensnared. The story shows how drug abuse can skew individuals’ values and change their perspectives. It follows other characters such as Luke Davids, Cathy Kagelli, Chris Dunkin, and Jason Davids (also featured in my Montgomery Lake High book series) whose lives have been affected by Taylor’s decisions. It shows the psychological, biological, and environmental reasons behind why people often begin experimenting with drugs and how slippery the slope can be. Most importantly, this book series educates readers on how people can pick up the pieces of their lives and recover from such a horrific epidemic.

I have written five other young adult novels that address teenage social issues. They comprise the Montgomery Lake High book series, which is available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Over the past eight years, the books have frequently been on the Amazon top 100 best seller list for young adult books that address substance abuse. In the fall of 2017, four of the books were top 10 best sellers within the category. Considering the sharp rise in prescription drug overdoses and opiate abuse, I feel that this book series is needed now more than ever. Please join me in helping to protect the youth from opiate and benzodiazepine abuse by recommending Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told to a teenager you know.

Sincerely,

Stacy Padula

About the Author

Stacy Padula, a native of Pembroke, Massachusetts, has accrued years of experience working with adolescents. She has been a mentor, life coach, youth group leader, and private educational consultant with extensive experience in the fields of college counseling, tutoring, and standardized test preparation. She is the Founder and President of South Shore College Consulting & Tutoring based in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Awards: Stacy was in Marquis Who’s Who in America 2018 for excellence in literature and education, as well as Cambridge Who’s Who for Young Professionals and Marquis Who’s Who in the World. In 2018, she was awarded the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement award, and in 2019, the International Association of Top Professionals chose Stacy Padula as their “Top Educational Consultant of the Year.” As a young adult, Stacy was featured in Who’s Who Among American High School Students and awarded the Academic Achievement Award in Miss Teen Southern New England for having the highest GPA.

Publications: Stacy’s first novel, “The Right Person,” was published in 2010. In 2011, “When Darkness Tries to Hide” was published, followed by “The Aftermath” (Padula’s personal favorite) in 2013. In 2014, both “The Battle for Innocence” and “The Forces Within” were released, and in 2015, all five books hit the shelves of Barnes & Noble. For Stacy, it was a dream come true to see her books for sale in the popular, mainstream bookstore! In 2016, Barnes & Noble chose Stacy to be a featured author for its teen book festival. In 2019, she released a new book series called “Gripped,” which chronicles how good kids become drug addicts.

Doug Llewelyn Interviews the Owner of South Shore College Consulting & Tutoring (Massachusetts)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS

January 27, 2018 – Stacy A. Padula was interviewed about her book series and her Massachusetts based college counseling company yesterday afternoon by Doug Llewelyn (host of “The People’s Court” and creator of “Judge Judy”). The interview aired live on CUTV News, New York.

Listen Here:


PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, /EINPresswire.com/ — There are millions of teachers all over the world that have a positive effect on children’s lives. What if you also have the advantage of being a gifted author whose books help children combat the harmful effects of social issues like bullying, drugs, and peer pressure?

Stacy Padula is the accomplished author of young adult fiction novels, including five books in a series entitled The Right Person, When Darkness Tries to Hide, The Aftermath, The Battle for Innocence and The Forces Within.

“My books focus on young people and the realistic pressures they face in their perplexing high school years,” says Padula. “With the overwhelming prescription drug problem in our society so prevalent, high school students should be prepared to withstand and defy these challenges.”

Padula’s penchant for writing was so deeply ingrained within her she wrote her first book when she was only six years old. Eventually she started her own tutoring company, South Shore College Consulting and Tutoring, all the while working diligently on her writing. Her first book was published in 2010.

“It was so enriching and thoroughly rewarding owning a company where I can tutor kids, which is the audience I was writing for,” says Padula. “My students would share with me their social experiences, read my books, and give me instrumental feedback, so it was a positive, collaborative effort.”

Padula works with junior and senior high school students assisting them with college selection, applications, and admission essays. This affords her the opportunity to work with young people and write her books.

“Drugs offer an empty, hollow promise that leads these impressionable kids unknowingly down a path of self-destruction,” says Padula. “My ultimate goal is to inspire kids not to give in to these pressures and illustrate how they can find fulfillment turning to God and finding their true passion.”

It was a dream come true for Padula when she saw her books selling in Barnes & Noble. She hopes her students will someday find joy in their future achievements.

“Everyone is born with their own unique gifts and talents,” says Padula. “When you ultimately discover your special calling and destiny, you will find your utmost joy. Everyone possesses a unique destiny to tap into and hopefully we will all impact and inspire many people along our life’s journey.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Stacy Padula in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on January 26th at 4pm EST.

If you have any questions for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

Lou Ceparano
CUTV News
(631) 850-3314
email us here

Latest College Acceptances – Class of 2018

During this exciting time of year, acceptance letters are beginning to roll in. As students continue hearing from colleges, we will be updating our list. We are so very proud of our students who have worked so hard—for years—to earn admission to the colleges of dreams. We are proud to announce the following offers of admission thus far:

Adelphi University

Bentley University

Boston College

Bowdoin College

Colby College – President’s Scholarship

Colgate University

College of Charleston

Drake University

Emerson College

Fairfield University

Fordham University

Hofstra University

Holy Cross

Illinois Wesleyan

Indiana University

Loyola University Maryland

Marymount Manhattan College

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

Notre Dame

Penn State

Providence College

Temple University

University of Alabama

University of Delaware

University of California – Los Angeles

University of California – Santa Barbara

University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign

University of Maryland – Honors Program

University of Massachusetts – Amherst (Honors College)

University of Mississippi

University of New Hampshire

University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School of Business

University of Richmond

University of Virginia

Villanova University

Jim Masters Interviews Young Adult Author Stacy Padula (CUTV News)

Radio Interview with Jim Masters (CUTV, PBS, ABC)

CUTV Clip

PRESS RELEASE – PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, December 13, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — There are millions of teachers all over the world that have a positive effect on children’s lives. What if you also have the advantage of being a gifted author whose books help children combat the harmful effects of social issues like bullying, drugs, and peer pressure?

Stacy Padula is the accomplished author of young adult fiction novels, including five books in a series entitled The Right Person, When Darkness Tries to Hide, The Aftermath, The Battle for Innocence and The Forces Within.

“My books focus on young people and the realistic pressures they face in their perplexing high school years,” says Padula. “With the overwhelming prescription drug problem in our society so prevalent, high school students should be prepared to withstand and defy these challenges.”

Padula’s penchant for writing was so deeply ingrained within her she wrote her first book when she was only six years old. Eventually she started her own tutoring company, South Shore College Consulting and Tutoring, all the while working diligently on her writing. Her first book was published in 2010.

“It was so enriching and thoroughly rewarding owning a company where I can tutor kids, which is the audience I was writing for,” says Padula. “My students would share with me their social experiences, read my books, and give me instrumental feedback, so it was a positive, collaborative effort.”

Padula works with junior and senior high school students assisting them with college selection, applications, and admission essays. This affords her the opportunity to work with young people and write her books.

“Drugs offer an empty, hollow promise that leads these impressionable kids unknowingly down a path of self-destruction,” says Padula. “My ultimate goal is to inspire kids not to give in to these pressures and illustrate how they can find fulfillment turning to God and finding their true passion.”

It was a dream come true for Padula when she saw her books selling in Barnes & Noble. She hopes her students will someday find joy in their future achievements.

“Everyone is born with their own unique gifts and talents,” says Padula. “When you ultimately discover your special calling and destiny, you will find your utmost joy. Everyone possesses a unique destiny to tap into and hopefully we will all impact and inspire many people along our life’s journey.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Stacy Padula in an interview with Jim Masters on December 15th at 3pm EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have any questions for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

 

Lou Ceparano
CUTV News
(631) 850-3314
email us here

Latest College Acceptances

With college acceptance letters rolling in this time of year, we wanted to update you on our latest list of acceptances. We are extremely proud of our students and so excited that their hard work paid off!

American University

Babson College

Bentley University

Boston College

Bowdoin College

Bryant University

Champlain College

Coastal Carolina University

College of the Holy Cross

Colorado State University

Dalhousie University (Canada)

Drexel University

Duquesne University

Endicott College

Fairfield University

Fordham University

George Mason University

High Point University

Ithaca College

La Salle University

Loyola University Maryland

Marist College

Manhattan College

Marymount University

New England College

Northeastern University

Old Dominion University

Pace University

Penn State

Providence College

Purdue University

Quinnipiac College

Roger Williams University

Saint Anselm’s College

Saint Joseph’s University

Saint Michael’s College

Sacred Heart University

Suffolk University

Syracuse University

Trinity College

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Maine

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Lowell

University of Miami

University of Rhode Island

University of Saint Andrew’s (Scotland)

University of Tampa

University of Vermont

Wentworth Institute of Technology