Saturday, June 21, 2008

Speaking Engagement

This past Thursday I was invited by Cedar Fort Publishing to speak about writing my book Keeping Keller and my experiences behind it. To be honest, I wonder what people will find that is interesting about me and my life. But then there are always people who are quite surprised by my antics with my children.
A lot of people want to know what was real and what was fiction. I tell them that the experiences with Keller in the book are pretty much equivalent to my life with L. It's hard to believe but they were all real, perhaps changed slightly to better fit the story, but real.
I had enough material to write two books. Ha ha.
At any rate, it was very kind of Cedar Fort to give me this opportunity because I am a new author and I do have a lot to talk about. For those of you who know me it wasn't hard to fill the hour. I discussed not only my personal history with autism, but I also discussed the latest statistics, symptoms in diagnosing it, and learning to live with it. I had some thoughtful questions and some great comments. All in all I think it went fairly well. So thanks to L. for supplying me with the material for my little talk.

1 comment:

Liz said...

Hey Congrats- you should announce upcoming speaking engagements or post the links here on your blog. We'd totally like to attend one sometime. I LOVE your blogs- they're so interesting and funny. I passed on the book to more family members!