Local entrepreneur Marian Keegan, owner of Laguna’s Art of Fitness & Spa, has released a children’s book entitled “Baluka & Friends” ($17.95, hardcover, ages 3 to 8), which is the story of a whimsical yet awkward character who spends all of his days and nights trying to fly inspired by Keegan’s daughter Victoria.
Keegan invites children who read the book to maintain a blog that she hopes will serve as a dialogue to enable parents to equip their children with the tools necessary to navigate life.
“Baluka & Friends” is the first in a series of stories. The sequel deals with bullying. Currently the book is sold at Laguna Beach Books. You can also order it online on Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com.
Each child that is chosen will have their blog featured on BalukaAndFriends.com and will receive a $25stipend. This contest is ongoing; please send a short summary of why you should be chosen to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be contacted via email.