Patricia Ottaviano

Book Signing: Patricia Ottaviano at Portsmouth’s B&N

Barnes & Noble
45 Gosling Rd, Newington NH
Wednesday, September 30th at 5PM

Girl World

Girl World: How to Ditch the Drama and Find Your Inner Amazing

by Patricia Ottaviano

Sourcebooks Fire

Paperback 1492609129/978-1492609124

Hardcover 1492609633/978-1492609636

August 4, 2015

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Patricia Ottaviano, anti-bullying activist and founder of the non-profit Sister Solder: Stand Up For Each Other will be hosting a book-signing and Q&A event for her debut book Girl World: How to Ditch the Drama And Find Your Inner Amazing.

Patricia is currently traveling the country as part of National Bullying Prevention month and is giving assemblies and workshops on the prevention of girl-on-girl bullying in New Hampshire from September 29-30th. Inspired by her own traumatic middle-school experience, Patricia strives to empower girls to treat each other with kindness, acceptance and self-confidence.

Authors, booksellers, and critics have already been saying great things about Girl World.  Gabrielle Bernstein, theNew York Times bestselling author of May Cause Miracles called Girl World “a must read for any young woman.”and School Library Journal says “The spunky, encouraging tone will brighten the shelves of the teen self-help section.”


Mean stares. Hurtful whispers. The cold shoulder. Being a girl is harder than it looks. In a world where gossip, drama, and rumors seem to be never ending, it’s not easy to navigate the halls of middle school or high school without earning a few battle scars.

But what if you could change all that? With practical advice for how to fearlessly stand your ground, hold your own, and dictate your own happiness, Girl World will help you move beyond the bad attitudes and transform your insecurities into strengths. From friendship conflicts to the ugly side of social media, learn how to ditch the drama and kick your inner critic to the curb so you can truly start appreciating yourself.

Written in a spirited and accessible voice by a young woman who’s been through it all, Girl World aims to help teens move beyond bad attitudes that come from feeling excluded or disliked and to embrace cooler, stronger, more secure, and confident versions of themselves.


Patricia Ottaviano is the founder of the national nonprofit organization Sister Soldier – Stand Up For Each Other, a school assembly and empowerment program geared directly toward middle and high school girls who are negatively affected by female aggression and bullying. Inspired by her own middle school experience, this young author and speaker sets out to empower teen girls all across the country with kindness, acceptance, and self-confidence, ultimately changing the way they view themselves and each other. Patricia graduated from the University of Michigan with bachelor degrees in psychology and communications and holds a master’s degree in school psychology. She lives in New York City.


Sister Solider- Stand Up For Each Other is a non-profit organization that brings healing and awareness to the harmful effects of girl bullying. Based on a school assembly and empowerment program that is geared directly toward young middle and high school girls, Sister Soldier’s mission is to alleviate the pain cause by the often vicious and cruel ways that girls treat one another and treat themselves. Our goal is to empower girls with kindness, self-love, and self-confidence, ultimately changing the way they view themselves and view each-other

According to the Confidence Coalition, “a girl is bullied every seven minutes.” This is an issue that is becoming increasingly more aggressive and hurtful, taking a toll on young girls’ self-esteem and self-image. The malicious ways that girls treat each other cause such a difficult school experience, so much so, that many girls don’t even want to go to school. The secret language of girls (silent treatment, exclusion, gossip…the list goes on) and how they relate to one another DOES have long-standing consequences on who these young girls become and what kind of relationships they develop. Change needs to be made now and that is what the Sister Solider organization sets out to combat.

Rebecca Skane is the editor-in-chief for the Portsmouth Review. She holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Lawrence University in Wisconsin and resides in Portsmouth, NH with her husband and two children. She is the founder of The Portsmouth Book Club which boasts over 1,000 members. She also doubles as a professional escapist. Her genres are scifi and fantasy, both adult and young adult - but she often reads outside of her preferred genres. You can follow her on GoodReads. Aside from her love of good books, she is a professional website developer, content editor, and SEO expert. You can visit her web design and development site at

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