NEWS & EVENTS

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UPCOMING AUTHOR EVENTS 

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MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS
Jaklen's first children's book, 'A Lovebird Named Lucy', based on a true story, won Gold Level 1 Mom's Choice Excellence Awards! The Mom's Choice Awards (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families and educators.

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READERS' FAVORITE

'A Lovebird Named Lucy' was rated 5 stars by Readers Favorite, a book reviews and awards contest, owned and operated by authors for authors. 

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BARNES AND NOBLE AND THE BOOKWORM BOOK SIGNING AND READING EVENT

Jaklen had her first Barnes and Noble book signing and reading at The Grove in Los Angeles and The Bookwork in Camarillo, California. 

AUTHOR SCHOOL VISIT

Jaklen was invited to Montrose Christian Montessori in Montrose, Wildwood Elementary in Thousand Oaks, Revo Academy in Thousand Oaks and Crowell Elementary in Turlock for Storytime. 

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BOOK SIGNING EVENT

Jaklen's first book signing event for her two children's books, A Lovebird Named Lucy and Audrey and Lucy's Backyard Adventure, St. Mary's Assyrian Church in Tarzana, California.

DOPE AND DAMAGED PODCAST

Jaklen shares the back story of her life as an Assyrian refugee, pursuing her dream of becoming an author after years of working in the corporate world, and being inspired by her three nieces to write children's stories.

CASUAL CONVO FRIDAY

Jaklen talks with Tisha Marie Enterprises and Nathan Flood about being a two-time author, and answers questions about what prompted her to write children's books around her busy schedule as an HR professional.

KIDLIO MAGAZINE BOOK REVIEW

Jaklen's latest book, Audrey and Lucy's Backyard Adventure is a featured review and recommendation on Kidlio Magazine. Check out the book review here.

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KIDLIO MAGAZINE AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Kidlio Magazine interviews Jaklen in a Q & A session that highlights her inspirations behind her published children's books, A Lovebird Named Lucy and Audrey and Lucy's Backyard Adventure. Read the interview here.

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HOPE STREET FAMILY CENTER DONATION

As a board member of the The Iranian American Lawyer's Association, Jaklen generously donated 75 of her children's books, placing a copy in each one of the 75 baskets the Association donated for distribution to Hope Street students. Read more about it here.

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THE YAKKING SHOW INTERVIEW

Jaklen Alkyan talks to Peter Wright and Kathleen Beauvais about her book, A Lovebird Named Lucy, moving to new countries as a child and teenager, succeeding in a new environment and much more.

SHAMIRAM MEDIA INTERVIEW

Jaklen speaks to Maryam Shamalta​ about her inspiration for writing A Lovebird Named Lucy.

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CIGAR TITANS...

talk about cigar sizes AND Jaklen's book, A Lovebird Named Lucy. A fun VLOG you don't want to miss!

KIDLIO MAGAZINE

Jaklen Alkyan and her book, A Lovebird Named Lucy are featured in the November 2020 issue of Kidlio Magazine. Read all about it here.