Yes, you read that right!!
I finally got my ass in gear and published the book that everybody keeps telling me I should have written. So here it is:
This is a collection of blogs (from three different blogging platforms across the years) along with some insights from my personal journals spanning the decade that I've been parenting this amazing child (and his equally amazing sister) and navigating the joy and pain and all-around craziness that makes up a world lived with autism.
I have two reasons I finally got this together: first, I've always told myself I would and most importantly, I'm trying to give my beloved David a birthday he'll never forget.
Those of you who follow my blogs know that money isn't something I have lying around in big piles, and you certainly know that David is without a doubt, one of the biggest Harry Potter fans in the world.
Since he's approaching his eleventh birthday (and in the Harry Potter universe, age 11 is when you get your Hogwarts Letter, inviting you to attend the school), we would dearly love to put a stuffed owl in the mailbox, along with a Hogwarts letter and tickets to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal Orlando.
We're not talking about a week or VIP passes or anything - just a long weekend at a budget hotel and maybe a wand from Ollivander's for him to take home, along with the memories of it all.
That, my friends, is going to take money, something I'm more than a little short on these days. So here's what you can do if you'd like to help :
If you want to buy the book, it's available in eBook form only at the moment (I'm soon to be publishing on Amazon as well, but right now it's just Smashwords, which you can download easily to a Kindle, Nook or read on your tablet, PC or smartphone). It's a real steal at $1.99!
Now, if you want to really help out, here's what else you can do:
Pimp me out! Pimp me hard! Yeah, baby!! Talk about my book on Facebook and Twitter. After you read it, if you have a Goodreads account, throw me a review. Throw me a review on Smashwords as well - the more buzz I get, the better!
And if you really, really want to help, here's the big, big thing you can do:
One of my best friends since High School was awesome enough to create a GoFundMe site for David's trip. If you make a donation of any amount, you get the book free, and you'll get the undying thanks of this single Mom, an amazing big sister, and one little boy who most fervently still believes in magic.
Here's the link to the GoFundMe site.
So there it is, everyone - my book and my plea. Help me make this happen, if you can.