Rosa Rodriguez Pens New Book Helping Parents and Daughters Plan for the Important Celebration

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The Quintessential Guide to Planning a Sweet 16.

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Teenage girls and their mothers will no longer have to look at wedding books or types of party books and adjust what they read for the Sweet 16 party.

Party planning can be quite overwhelming, especially when it’s in preparation for something as important as a Sweet 16 birthday party. The popularity of MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16” has raised not only the excitement for the celebration, but also expectations. To help plan for one’s Sweet 16, Rosa Rodriguez has penned the new book, “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen: A practical guide for planning and celebrating a Sweet Sixteen” (published by AuthorHouse).

“Teenage girls and their mothers will no longer have to look at wedding books or types of party books and adjust what they read for the Sweet 16 party,” Rodriguez explains. “This book is practical, with short to the point chapters, and doesn’t assume the parents can afford to spend $20,000 or more on a Sweet 16 party. In fact, it actually discourages parents from over spending.”

Rodriguez has practical experience planning and celebrating Sweet 16s and Quinceañeras, having planned several herself. Now she takes her wealth of knowledge and helps other parents and their daughters plan for their own celebrations.

“Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen” shows the benefits of planning with attention to detail through to the party itself, showcasing how proper planning can lead to a successful and stress-free party for both parents and children. In addition, it is colorfully illustrated by artist Alana Lively, whimsically leading readers through the book.

About the Author
Rosa Rodriguez has a certificate in travel and tourism from New York University which included learning how to plan and celebrate parties and events. She has practical experience planning and celebrating Sweet 16s and Quinceañeras. As an administrative assistant to high level executives, she planned business breakfasts and lunches, and while working at the public relations department of a large New York law firm she learned the behind-the-scenes aspects of planning a big event, assisting in pre-event activities, during the event and with post-event activities.

Alana Lively is an illustrator, painter, writer and stay-at-home mom. She grew up in Denver and attended the University of Kansas where she studied art and majored in English creative writing. She lives in Denver with her husband, Peter, and her two beautiful red-headed daughters, Katie and Ellie. She is currently taking film acting classes and co-producing short films with her husband. Lively enjoys running, going out for coffee and organic gardening.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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