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Emma is incredibly shy. She is so shy, that she often struggles to make friends, as she is too scared to even try!
Suddenly, a big opportunity comes her way, but she needs a team to help her. Emma will have to make friends in order to take on the task.
Will Emma find the courage she needs to overcome her fears?
Lagos, a native of Massachusetts has written poetry, stage plays, screenplays and short stories for over 20 years. She has written multiple genres’ including the science-fiction fantasy, “Beyond Earth Series”, The Women’s Fiction novels, “Butterflies Wake” and “Butterflies Rising”, as well as several short stories published in the “Giant Tales” Anthologies. This is Lagos’ first children’s middle-grade novel inspired by her daughter. Her goal in life is to create and to inspire the world around her. Lagos currently resides in Massachusetts with her family.
Written by: Arlene Lagos
The highly-anticipated novel, “Butterflies Wake” launches this June, and may very well find its way to the bestseller list before the end of the summer. The novel is about an underground female mafia that rights the wrongs of an unjust society.
Along with the book, I have put together a photo campaign that depicts vigilante women in positions of power, in an effort to go up against the mainstream depictions of women as victims of a domestically violent and rape-excused culture.
The messages the photos send are very clear, “We are not afraid” and “You are not alone”. For a fiction novel it seems to hit home, with many women often asking me, is it real? If so, can I join?
While my usual reply is that it’s just a tongue-in-cheek fiction novel, it does raise the question about whether or not its time for women to become more vigilant in their own protection against a culture that excuses such violence towards them.
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