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Happy Release Day to BERNICE BUTTMAN, MODEL CITIZEN by Past Mentor Niki Lenz

Tuesday, 26 March 2019  |  Posted by Lisa Leoni

Book cover for Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen

Available on Amazon now

About the book

Bernice Buttman is tough, crass, and hilarious, and she just might teach you a thing or two about empathy in this debut reminiscent of The Great Gilly Hopkins.

When you’re a Buttman, the label “bully” comes with the territory, and Bernice lives up to her name. But life as a bully is lonely, and if there’s one thing Bernice really wants (even more than becoming a Hollywood stuntwoman), it’s a true friend.

After her mom skedaddles and leaves her in a new town with her aunt (who is also a real live nun), Bernice decides to mend her ways and become a model citizen. If her plan works, she just might be able to get herself to Hollywood Hills Stunt Camp! But it’s hard to be kind when no one shows you kindness, so a few cheesy pranks may still be up her sleeve. . . .

Get ready to laugh out loud–and maybe even shed a tear–with this fantastic new middle-grade voice!

About the author

Niki Lenz is an author living in Kansas City, Missouri. She is married to a handsome and brave police officer and has two adorable children. She studied elementary education at Southwest Baptist University and taught kindergarten for six years. She enjoys reading, travel, glamping, polka dots, red lipstick, and oldies music. Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen is her first novel.

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One Comment
  • Kathleen Fox says:

    Niki- Congratulations on your book!The cover is a hoot-LOVE those cheese doodle arms! I will pass the word to all my students about BERNICE BUTTMAN, MODEL CITIZEN. Much success with your first novel.

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