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Family Matters Section of Maryland Family Magazine | January/February 2013


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Written for girls, ages 9-13, Corky Gives the Whole Scoop on the Facts of Life leads girls on a humorous and fact-filled journey about everything from pimples,bras and“fitting in” to menstruation and the basics of reproduction. Corky is a must have for any girl or family embarking on the “facts of life” topics. Told in a light-hearted and funny way, Corky will engage and empower girls with the awareness, knowledge and basic facts they need, while encouraging openness with their parents and caregivers.

Through simple and interactive “scoops,” Corky helps girls understand the natural changes occurring in their bodies, while providing informative (and comforting) tips along the way. Corky Gives the Whole Scoop on the Facts of Life is the essential, all-inclusive source for what girls need to know, when they need to know it.

Corky Press Release



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Bork Reveals the Real Deal about the Facts of Life is a witty and humorous description of puberty, adolescence, sex and reproduction.

The main character, Bork, leads fellow preteen boys on a journey through everything from physical growth and development to shaving and reproduction. All of the essential, factual information is conveyed in a way that is easy to understand. The amusing and edgy style of this book will appeal to boys ranging from nine to twelve years old. Bork empowers them with easy-to-understand facts, while the interactive element called “Real Deal Action Challenges” promotes understanding through simple and entertaining activities.

The book is ideal for those wishing to be proactive about giving the important coming-of-age talk to their sons. It also serves as a perfect review of the topics presented in the 5th and 6th grade sex education discussions at school.

Instructors of sex education courses taught in upper elementary and middle school will find the book helpful in their teachings and discussions. The book’s lighthearted, interactive approach to much-needed information is a welcomed complement to round out the fact-based, sometimes dry curriculum.

Bork Reveals the Real Deal about the Facts of Life also serves as an effective resource for pediatricians, librarians, and school counselors.

Trenchard is careful to maintain an objective point of view, and avoids the many values and judgments that often accompany these topics. She gives boys what they need to know, when they need to know it — while still harboring them from the many sensitive and complex topics out there in the world. Puberty, adolescence, and reproduction have never been told in a more fun and relaxing way.

Bork Press Release



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Author Profile

(Terri Shearer Trenchard Bio and Headshot)


When Terri Shearer Trenchard searched for the perfect book to introduce the topics of puberty and reproduction to her growing children, she quickly discovered there was nothing that contained what she needed (and only what she needed). So Terri, wife and mother of two, wrote a book for her son, and soon learned that many other moms, dads, and caregivers needed it too. Having experienced broad popularity with the developing preteen boy crowd (and those who care for them), she ventured on to write a similar book for her younger daughter—and for those all-important beautifully developing girls.

With a master’s degree in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University, and a bachelor’s concentration in Psychology from Bucknell University, she has applied her knowledge and experience as a former teacher, manager, organization development specialist, and mom, to create essential, fact-filled books that engage the pre- teen audience. Terri has been featured in several publications including Maryland Family Magazineand Baltimore’s Child.

When she’s not writing a book or a blog, volunteering, or anticipating the next bookstore visit, she enjoys many outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, gardening, travelling, and just about anything at the beach. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland with her husband, their two children, and a big white furry dog named Yogi.