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 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 ...
Giving Thanks for Indie Authors!

Giving Thanks for Indie Authors!

This weekend is both Canadian Thanksgiving and Indie Author Day. Combining both celebrations, I am posting today about my gratitude for indie publishing and indie authors. And of course, even if you don't want to read the rest, you must scroll down for some great new reading material!
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Excerpt from Best Boy

Excerpt from Best Boy

My teaser today comes from Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb. This is a novel written in the first-person point of view of an adult with autism who is living in an assisted living facility. A quick look at Twitter reveals that Eli Gottlieb's brother is autistic. I enjoyed Todd Aaron's ...
Double-Header for Teaser Tuesday

Double-Header for Teaser Tuesday

One of the reasons that I picked up The Gauguin Connection by Estelle Ryan is that like This Plague of Days, it involves a protagonist on the autism spectrum at the center of an intriguing plot. And unlike This Plague of Days, The Gauguin Connection gives us a capable, believable, ...
Excerpt from This Plague of Days

Excerpt from This Plague of Days

I have had This Plague of Days on my TBR (to be read) list since I heard Robert Chazz Chute's interview on Rocking Self Publishing back in August. I'm not big on apocalyptic, but was intrigued by his use of an autistic character and wanted to see how he portrayed ...

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