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New book by Amy Smith teaches children the value of turning technology off

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I’m just a young mom, trying to survive potty training, cleaning up dirty socks and spills and always trying not to be the last mom in the pre-school line.

What happens when the technology goes out and a family is left to their own devices?

In her new children’s book, “When the Power Went Out” (published by AuthorHouse), Amy Smith looks at what happens when the gadgets are gone and the modern family is left to its own devices. Smith, a mother of two young children, wrote the book when she noticed some disturbing trends in today’s technologically savvy world.

“It seems like every month a new gadget comes out,” says Smith. “Whether we know it or not, it’s competing with our families for our time.”

In the book, Simon’s family is forced to reevaluate what they consider family time, when a freak snowstorm cuts them off from the rest of the world. Complete with a recipe for snow cream, the book focuses on different ways that a snowstorm can bring a family together, instead of forcing them apart.

For Smith, the battle to enrich family time comes from personal experience. As a mother of two, graduate student and author, Smith understands the time crunch that many families are in.

“I’m just a young mom, trying to survive potty training, cleaning up dirty socks and spills and always trying not to be the last mom in the pre-school line,” says Smith. “I want to give all parents and children a relatable, fun book that will spark their creativity.”

For information, visit http://www.amazon.com/When-Power-Went-Zane-Smith/dp/1463439520

“When the Power Went Out”
By Amy Zane Smith
ISBN: 978-1-4634-3952-1
Softcover, retail price: $11.70

About the author
In addition to surviving potty training, cleaning up dirty socks or spills and trying to be first in the preschool line, Smith is either writing or studying. She is currently working towards her master’s degree in education at Anderson University. Amy and her family currently reside in Liberty, South Carolina.

EDITORS: For review copies or interview requests, contact:
Lauren Cascio
Phone: 317-366-7897
Email: lcascio(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com
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