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Carrie’s Bio:

Carrie Silver-Stock, is a licensed clinical social worker and an award winning author. She is founder and CEO of Girls with, a safe place where girls get new ideas and support for some of their toughest problems.  The mission is simple: girls will empower one another to build their best lives while learning how to take action and make a positive impact in their own lives and the world. Girls With Dreams is a proud member and Confidence Builder of the Confidence Coalition. The Confidence Coalition mobilizes the many organizations, companies and individuals that promote self-esteem and confidence among girls and women.

Carrie has collaborated with community organizations including schools, hospitals, and the Girl Scouts. As a former radio talk show host, social worker, and life coach, Carrie has also appeared on NBC, FOX, WB, ABC Radio, On the Road with IV, Guidelines for Mental Health (Cable TV), Women’s Media, Working Women’s Show, numerous St. Louis venues, and has had articles published in a variety of media outlets. Carrie has taught at local colleges and presented workshops nationally as well as at University Missouri St. Louis.

When Carrie’s not working on Girls With Dreams you can find her in St. Louis spending time with her husband, two boys, and two dogs.

Secrets Girls Keep is available in bookstores nationwide.

Powder Box Secrets Wins Awards!  Just Announced….

#1 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Finalist for Young Adult nonfiction

#2 The Powder Box Secrets wins the Benjamin Franklin Award – The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (children’s/youn adult)

#3 The Independent Publisher Awards…a bronze medal for Young Adult nonfiction

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“Carrie Silver-Stock offers true, easy-to tackle tips for teens girls to help them overcome some of the issues that affect them most – looks, boys, friends and families. This book is as insightfull as it is inspiring and sends the message every teen girl should know: love yourself for who you are and the world will love you back. It is a must-read for teens, their parents and their teachers. This book is just that important.” -Leah Messina, owner and editor of

The Powder Box Secrets: 7 Tips to Help Teen Girls Achieve Success

By Carrie Silver-Stock, MSW, LCSW

Wins Benjamin Franklin and Independent Publisher Awards

St. Louis, Missouri — June 10, 2008 — Girls With Dreams is proud to announce The Powder Box Secrets by Carrie Silver-Stock, won the 2008 Benjamin Franklin Award™ for the Best First Book Juvenile non-fiction category and an award from Independent Publisher for the non-fiction juvenile category. The Benjamin Franklin Awards™ are sponsored by PMA, the Independent Book Publishers Association, and celebrate excellence in editorial and design for titles published in 2007. Judges for the Benjamin Franklin Awards come from all areas of the industry: major newspaper and trade media reviewers, bookstore and library buyers and reviewers, non-competing publishers, artists and writers who serve the industry.

Independent Publishers contest motto is “Recognizing Excellence in Independent Publishing”. This year’s contest attracted 3,175 total entries. The award winners represent the “cutting-edge of independent thinking and expression”.

The Powder Box Secrets, published by Girls With Dreams in 2007, focuses on sharing 7 secret tips girls can use with any situation that comes their way from boys, school, friends, beauty, family, and tough stuff. It features many stories and tips from other girls including a helpful “think about it,” “try it,” and “resources” section in each chapter. Seventeen quizzes are sprinkled throughout the entire book.

Awards were presented on May 29 and 30, 2008, in Los Angeles, on the eve of Book Expo America ’08, at which time winners were recognized for setting the standards and the pace of the publishing industry. To request a review copy of The Powder Box Secrets, or for more information, call Carrie Silver-Stock at 314-374-5795 or

About the Author: Carrie Silver-Stock, MSW, LCSW, founder of Girls With (a vibrant community focusing on friends, dreams, and action), is a teen expert, former radio host, and frequent speaker and contributor to various media outlets. Carrie resides in St. Louis, MO.

The Powder Box Secrets: Seven Tips to Help Teen Girls Achieve Success by Carrie Silver-Stock. Original edition. 6 x 9, 272 pages. ISBN 978-0-9797789-0-2, $12.95, publication date February 14, 2008. Order at or

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