I know literally one of the last posts I published was about how I’m stepping back from doing stuff that’s not writing my novel… but I filmed like three YouTube videos today OOPS. The first is one I promised to do back in Autism Awareness Week in March and decided now was the time to… Continue reading Autism Q&A | Sew Many Books
I wrote the bones of this review back in 2016 when I was sent a pre-publication copy by the lovely people at Ebury Press. This was, importantly, also before I received my diagnosis of autism. Chris Packham’s memoir Fingers in the Sparkle Jar is a brutal, beautiful book that subverts the memoir genre through inclusion… Continue reading Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham | 1 Minute Reviews
Interested in reading more books featuring autistic characters or queer characters, check out my lists Queer & Here and The Essential Autie List. I heard about Queens of Geek thanks to Jim of Ya Yeah Yeah – an autistic girl in a romance novel set at a convention?! I mean, it just screams I gotta read… Continue reading Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde | 1 Minute Reviews
Hello chums, It’s been a while, hasn’t it? It’s been rather quiet over here because, in case you don’t have me on any of your social media, I got a puppy this month! “Her name is Nerys, she’s a Border Terrier and she’s 12 weeks old.” I’ve gotten used to repeating this script over and… Continue reading Sorry I’ve been away; there’s been a lot of puppy poop
Hello pals! Today I’m over on Ali Caitrin’s blog talking about why autism representation in literature matters. Please go read and share! As you know this is a very important topic to me, and is the reason why I host The Essential Autie Book List here. If you want to catch my previous posts this… Continue reading Autism Representation in Literature | Autism Awareness Week 2017
We sit in a field on Hampstead Heath and as the sun sets, I explain why I think I am autistic. She and I flap like the birds around us as we discuss whales – a shared special interest. She worries she is just mimicking; I strongly disagree. We are cuddling on the couch. I’m… Continue reading The domino effect | Autism Awareness Week 2017
Today on my channel I talk about my journey to getting my autism diagnosis at 28, and why accurate diagnoses are incredibly important, especially for autistic people.