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Facing my fear of "staring eyeballs" the empower kids.

Interview with Geek Club Books

Facing my fear of "staring eyeballs" the empower kids.

Facing my fear of “staring eyeballs” the empower kids.

I’m thrilled to have had an opportunity to interview with Geek Club Books, whose goal is to profoundly change how the world views autism…one story at a time. As many of you know, I am an advocate for celebrating the strengths of our children, and reducing our focus on their weaknesses. In my opinion, Geek Club Books does this very thing, and is sensitive to the humanity of autistic children. See the interview below:

So nice to meet you! Tell us about your children’s book.

SUPER LEXI is a funny chapter book series about a second-grade girl on the autism spectrum, who is just trying to navigate kid life. She gets stuck dealing with stuff like “hoopla” and “staring eyeballs,” even though they give her the “feeling of barf.” Her achievements are humble, realistic and accessible.

What inspired you to write it?

There’s a seed of my own life journey in Lexi’s stories. Her transformation is gradual across the series. Like my own path, her story crescendos from self-acceptance to self-advocacy, and finally to advocacy for others. Though fictional, my own experiences on the autism spectrum informed the plots of the SUPER LEXI books.

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