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When a Writer is a Parent of a Special Needs Child: Guest Post at My Recent Favorite Books



Yesterday I visited My Recent Favorite Books and talked about what it’s like to be a writer and the mother to a Down Syndrome/PDD child. Melissa also has a great page of autism links for parents and caregivers. I have to tell you the comments posted after my guest post were really wonderful.  Please check them out.  Thank you Melissa! Here is some of my article:

When I first started wanting to be a writer I pursued publishing down traditional paths. One agent stated that if I wasn’t willing to make at least 50 appearances a year there was no way they could promote my book. As a parent I was not willing to make that kind of sacrifice so I tabled my writing. I eventually decided to take the plunge and independently publish and with that create my own appearances in the virtual world.

Read my full blog post “What Happens When a Writer is the Parent of a Very Special Person?” on My Recent Favorite Books