On june 23, 2018…enjoy a meet and greet/signing with author Sudi (Rick) Karatas. The new book is titled RAINBOW RELATIVES (Real World Stories and Advice on How To Talk To Kids About LGBTQ Families and Friends). The author collected real, humorous, and heartwarming stories to help answer questions children may have on various topics about LGBT people and families. The book will help answer questions like: “How come Uncle Bill doesn’t have a girlfriend?” Do Aunt Lucy and Doreen sleep in the same bed? “How can both those guys be Cindy’s dads?”
June 23 2018-RickKaratas Synopsis: An entertaining guide for parents, uncles, aunts, teachers and other trusted adults to find the language and methods to discuss lgbtq topics with children. It’s a lighthearted and inspiring book, not a scientific one.

Filmmaker, Del Shores, (Sordid Lives) speaks of raising two daughters as a gay dad. Bruce Vilanch (Hollywood Squares) talks about being “Godfather” to 40 kids.” Country singer Chely Wright speaks about some of the battles still being fought. Another woman recalls how she explained to her children their father is gay.

While there’s a comedic side to the book with chapters like: There Was No Monster In Your Closet but Your Uncle Was, and Kids, Your Father, Well, SHE has Something To Tell You, and Daddy Left Tommy For Mommy, many serious issues are also discussed like bullying, and being more accepting of all people and families. Through Rainbow Relatives , Karatas helps parents support, advocate for, and educate their children

About the Author: Sudi (Rick) Karatas, while not a doctor, is an M.D. (Mediterranean Dude). His given name is Sudi but he also goes by Rick because as a Gemini he needed a name for each personality. He has written many screenplays, songs, and sketches. This is his debut book. He loves writing everything (except checks). He co-wrote the feature film Walk a Mile in My Prada’s and the screenplay Charlie’s Dream, a family inspirational film. Karatas grew up in Syosset, NY and now resides in Van Nuys, CA.

RAINBOW RELATIVES (Real World Stories and Advice on How To Talk To Kids About LGBTQ Families and Friends) – Skyhorse Publishing paperback, also available as an eBook. On Sale: May 8, 2018 ISBN: 9781510731738 ǀ $16.99

What: Meet and Greet – Book Signing
Where: Barnes & Noble Calabasas, 4735 Commons Way, Calabasas, CA 91302-3362
When: June 23, 2018; 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Info: See FB Event Page