Autism Awareness / Why I Write


This handprint is from a card my eldest daughter made me for Valentines Day 2016. I added the coloured puzzle pieces so it could represent autism.

Her diagnosis as autistic when she was three years old back in 2014 was one of the main reasons I started writing in the first place. It was a very stressful time in our lives, and I found writing helped calm me down.

When I started writing I briefly held a fanciful notion that if I could somehow write a heap of bestsellers, I could have more time at home to help implement the strategies suggested by the therapists.

I abandoned that idea almost as quickly as it came  because that could only lead to depression if I failed to live up to those dreams. So now I write for fun and stress relief and hope to sell a few stories along the way. In doing so it’ll help us to pay for things my daughter needs to help her and every little bit extra can help.

That’s why any profit I make from the sale of my books goes towards helping my daughter. My wife and I are committed to giving her the life tools she needs to reach her full potential.

So if you have purchased any of my eBooks, Audio books, Paperbacks, or borrowed them through Kindle Unlimited, my family and I thank you.