Avoiding the Dodgeballs

CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Writing under the pen name E. Marie, first time author Emerald Betts announces the October 15, 2014 release of her book, “Avoiding the Dodgeballs…At Work, A Young Woman’s Guide to Succeeding at a First Job” (ISBN: 9781484033951).

E. Marie debuted an advance edition of the book at the 2014 Book Expo America (BEA) Conference. BEA took place in New York, N.Y. May 29-31, 2014. The annual conference reaches an average of 13,000 attendees. The conference promotes new and established authors alike. This year’s conference breakfast sessions featured a panel of guest authors including Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Dunham, Angelica Huston and Tavis Smiley.

E. Marie participated at the BEA’s author signing and gave away signed promotional copies of her book to conference attendees. She also greeted attendees in the Author’s Hub and attendees were able to preview the book in the New Title Showcase.

After working 25 years in various industries, supervising and mentoring numerous of young professional men and women, E. Marie was inspired to write a book that prepares entry level employees for the world of work.

This career guidance book addresses a variety of subject matters including: project management, team work, managing your boss, performance evaluations, sexual harassment, difficult coworkers and networking.

It is an easy to read guidance book with two main characters. One of the fictional characters is a female, a recent college graduate, who is preparing to enter the workforce. The other character is the narrator, who gives the new employee straight to the point advice – with a touch of humor – on how to handle or avoid potential work related issues. There are funny scenarios and illustrations scattered throughout the book. An index is included to locate specific subject matter.

E. Marie is hopeful that upon reading her book, readers will get a heads-up on what to expect during the first year of employment while obtaining some tips on how to avoid first job “hiccups” and smoothly move up the ladder.

Emerald Betts is a business professional who has worked in various industries, including large and small corporations and non-profits. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Science Degree in Communications from Northwestern University. As a person who loves to read and listen to talk radio, Emerald enjoys mentoring young people of all ages. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and attending grandson Jalen’s baseball games. Mrs. Betts resides in Chicago, Illinois.

E. Marie invites readers to visit her website at: .

For information regarding bulk order purchases, sales promotions, arranging book signings, fundraising, educational or institutional use, please contact E. Marie at:

This book is available to retailers through Ingram Books Wholesale Distributors. Book is available to libraries and academic institutions through Baker & Taylor. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase.

Title: “Avoiding the Dodgeballs…At Work, A Young Woman’s Guide to Succeeding at a First Job.”
Author: E. Marie,
Softcover; 6 x 9 inches; 206 pages; ISBN 13: 9781484033951.
Library of Congress Control Number: 2013906880.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Expected Release: October 15, 2014 in print and Kindle at

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