Happy Autistic Pride Day

Well, it’s almost the end of the day, but I still want to mark the occasion! Here’s wishing you a Happy Autistic Pride day and many advancements in understanding and acceptance in the coming year.

Here are a few posts that have discussed good (or not so good) autism books in the past.

Excerpt from The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Excerpt from The Mysterious Affair at Styles

I am currently re-reading Dame Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles, the first Hercule Poirot mystery. This was Agatha's first published novel, and received good critical acclaim. She made 25 pounds on the book for the serial rights and wondered whether pursuing writing was worthwhile. It's a long time ...
Autism Acceptance Month

Autism Acceptance Month

I've written a few other blogs on special autism observation days (some links farther down). April is widely known as Autism Awareness Month. The last few weeks, there has been a lot of buzz on groups that I am associated with on the Neurodiversity movement and changing "Autism Awareness" to ...
Why wear odd socks?

Why wear odd socks?

What is the relationship between Odd Socks Day and Anti-Bullying Week? What does this fashion statement have to do with bullying? We wear odd socks today to express the idea that everyone is different, everyone feels like they are not part of the crowd for some reason, and we all ...
The International Day of the Stim

The International Day of the Stim

September 17 is The International Day of the Stim, a day celebrating stimmies, loud hands and right to bodily autonomy.  ...
Excerpt from I Can See You

Excerpt from I Can See You

I had a tough time deciding which book to do an excerpt from today! I just finished books 1 and 2 of Michael Leese's Jonathan Roper Investigates series. I quite enjoyed these books, with a team made up of neurotypical police detective Brian Hooley and autistic consultant Johnathan Roper. My excerpt ...
Excerpt from The Life We Bury

Excerpt from The Life We Bury

I mentioned The Life We Bury in my last post, and I had to bring it up again to give you a teaser. I really enjoyed this one. Faintly reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird, this well-woven mystery is a pleasure to read. The writer/sleuth has a complex background and ...
Excerpt from Neurotribes

Excerpt from Neurotribes

Neurotribes by Steve Silberman has been on my "to read" list for a while now, and I wish I had picked it up sooner. Silberman delves into the history of the recognition of autism, its diagnosis and treatment, and the neurodiversity movement. He is a great storyteller and has a ...
N24 Awareness Day

N24 Awareness Day

Unless you or a close friend is afflicted with Non-24-hour sleep–wake disorder (N24), you have probably never heard of this circadian rhythm disorder, which can be debilitating to those who suffer from it ...
Starting with Autism Awareness

Starting with Autism Awareness

October is Disabilities Awareness Month. In Canada, it is also Autism Awareness Month. And October 14 is Indie Author Day. With all of these things converging, I decided to highlight a book by an autistic author friend of mine: The ABCs of Autism Acceptance, written while Sparrow Rose Jones ...
Excerpt from Papers in the Wind

Excerpt from Papers in the Wind

I read Paper in the Wind: Peeling back the lifespan of autism in the wake of tragedy by Olivia Mason-Charles a couple of weeks ago, but it has stuck with me, so I'll post a teaser this week ...

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Apple-achian Treasure

Apple-achian Treasure

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(Book #8) Reading about a secret treasure in Clementine’s papers, Erin decides to distract herself by putting back on her detective hat and she and her friends try their hands at solving the clues.

Pretty soon, everyone knows that they are treasure hunting and things get interesting.


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EDS, Medical Kidnap Files #2

EDS, Medical Kidnap Files #2

$0.99 on Kindle for May, EDS Awareness Month

(Book #2) With a long string of unbelievable stories to explain her frequent injuries, Social Services sees Katt is the stereotypical abused child. When she is admitted to hospital with yet another broken bone, they do the only logical thing to protect her, removing Katt from her mother’s custody. But Katt and her mother know that something is wrong, and it has nothing to do with abuse, and the longer Katt stays in foster care, the worse her health gets. Can they get the answers they need before it is too late? Can they get the answers and get Katt back home?


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