Toxo

Toxo

New release!

Raising Caleb had never been easy, but things got exponentially worse when DFS made an unexpected appearance and decided he was in danger, something Riley would never have predicted in a million years.

Now Caleb really is in danger.

Gabriel and Renata are working together once more to determine whether an injustice has been done and to get Caleb into a safe situation. But Andrew Searle is on the case, and it’s his job to see that they don’t succeed. 

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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 is from book 2, I Can See You.  ...
His Hands Were Quiet

His Hands Were Quiet

Hired to investigate the death of an autistic boy in a treatment facility, PI Zachary Goldman is concerned about the therapies he sees there. While he is assured that the children there are not actually being hurt, his investigation leads to the discovery of even deeper institutional abuses.

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Happy Autistic Pride Day

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 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 genuine interest in the children, families, and adults he learned about autism from. ...
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 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 journey through the progress of the story ...
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, well-rounded autistic character (and a great plot!): ...