“I have spent a lot of time around kids who have checked out of their own brains,” educator and author Kimberly Greene says.
“They have bought into the idea that nothing matters in life if you are not famous. It was becoming almost painful to be around. I figured that kids needed to realize that life is about exploring, experiencing, and learning all that you can. That was what got me to sit down and start writing,” Dr. Greene says.
Triple threat Greene, who was already an established performer, entrepreneur and college professor when she embarked on a writing career, set out on a mission to further her message through tween books. She now boasts the internationally successful Pop Star book series that includes My Sister’s a Pop Star, The Fame Game and Me, and My Life on TV. The quirky and humorous stories follow a young girl named Sam whose life is thrust into the spotlight when her older sister becomes a celebrity.
Kimberly is currently working on a new novel and is adapting the Pop Star series for television.
My Sister's A Pop StarSam can't wait for her big sister Danni to come home from touring so their family can get back to normal. Having a singing sensation for a sister is just too weird. But it seems things are only going to get weirder, as Danni's been given her own reality TV series - and they're all going to be filmed. No way does Sam want her life on screen, but the director convinces her to give it a go, at least for five days. Then it's up to her to choose. Can she handle her starring role as a pop star's little sister? Celebrities and reality TV are the hottest of topics and down-to-earth Sam tells it all, in hilarious style, from the glamour and backstabbing, to the truth behind the scenes.
The Fame Game and MeThis is a new edition of the fantastically funny follow-up to "My Sister's A Pop Star", starring straight-talking, super-klutzy Sam. Just when Sam has got used to her sister Danni's pop-star status, and being constantly followed around by a reality TV camera crew, her life is taking yet another twist. While Danni is bad-mouthed in the press by rival singer Harley, Sam discovers that they have a granddad they never even knew about. Cue a trip to England to visit their long-lost relative - but when Danni's agent involved, the trip turns into a disaster, and Sam just can't seem to help making things worse! Celebrities and reality TV are the hottest of topics and down-to-earth Sam tells it all, in hilarious style, from the glamour and backstabbing, to the truth behind the scenes.
My Life On TVThis is the fantastically funny third title to the "My Sister's A Pop Star" series, starring straight-talking, super-klutzy Sam. Sam's life is turned upside down when her pop-star sister Danni Devine announces her decision to move out of their house, and out of the limelight. This means cancelling Danni's reality TV show, "The Devine Life", and, since their home is owned by the TV company, Sam and her mum are soon to be made homeless. So when Robert, Danni's manager, has an idea for a show about a girl at a horse-riding academy with Sam in the starring role, she has some tough choices to make. Watching Danni struggle with the pressures of fame has turned Sam off stardom for life, but with Danni leaving showbiz, who'll provide for her family? Unfortunately, Sam's no natural when it comes to performing, especially when she's acting opposite a truly handsome but horrible co-star. Truth is, Sam's more into this cute guy, Carlos but he's so not into celeb-chic and is all about keeping it real. Sam's torn between following her heart and looking out for her family, but while she tries to work out who she is and what she really wants, the cameras keep rolling...Celebrities and reality TV are the hottest of topics and down-to-earth Sam tells it all, in hilarious style, from the glamour and backstabbing, to the truth behind the scenes.
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