Monday, April 11, 2011

Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop



I'm very pleased to be participating in this giveaway, because I have a special connection to autism: my 20-year-old son was diagnosed with this condition when he was two. Our family is fortunate enough to be living in an area where the attitudes about autism are generally enlightened, but as the occasional ignorant outburst by a public figure indicates, much work remains to be done. It's especially important to keep autism in the spotlight in these times of cost-cutting, where public programs assisting the disabled are always at risk.

For more information about autism, check out some of these sites:

Autism Society of North Carolina
Autism Society of America
Autism Speaks

As my contribution to this blog hop, I'm giving away one copy of my first historical novel, The Traitor's Wife. My novel, set in fourteenth-century England, is not about autism, but it does feature a king, Edward II, who was out of step with his times in many ways. I hope that reading it will help you see this period through fresh eyes--and that reading the other blog posts on this tour will help you see autism through fresh eyes as well.

The giveaway on this blog closes April 14. If you leave your e-mail address, you may want to substitute "at" for "@" and "dot" for "." to avoid getting spam.

61 comments:

LindsayWrites said...

thanks for the support! i'm part of this hop as well. my mother is a special education highschool teacher and i love her students!

americangirlie1991 AT yahoo DOT com

Amazingjawstart said...

I would like a chance to win, Amazingjawstart@yahoo.com

Linda Henderson said...

Thank you so much for participating in this awareness hop. My grandson is on the autism spectrum.

seriousreader at live dot com

buddyt said...

I think it is great to have this type of event to highlight such a worthy cause.

Thank you.

Please enter me in the giveaway.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Booklady said...

Thanks for participating.

bevarcher (at) me (dot) com

SusieBookworm said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I have had little experience with people with autism, but next year I'll have a freshman boy in my section in marching band with Asperger's Syndrome. It will be interesting to see how well he can adapt to marching band and how well the others in the section can adapt to him.

susanna dot pyatt at student dot rcsnc dot org

darkangel_1988 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

darkangel231988@gmail.com

Duchess Melissa said...

Great cause to support!

Thanks for the chance. I'm enjoying reading The Stolen Crown at the moment!

duchessmelissa@gmail.com

confrosh0 said...

Thanks for this giveaway! and for joining a great cause :)

confrosh0[at]yahoo[dot]com

Bella said...

Thank you for the chance to win your book!

BellaMarie @ tampabay . rr . com

Jo said...

This giveaway hop is such a good way of raising awareness about autism! Count me in!

jo.tee35 AT gmail DOT com

Thais Pampado said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

thais_rpc@hotmail.com

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Aleetha said...

Thanks for the giveaway.I feel moved with all your concern about this issue

aleetha.ally at gmail dot com

musicalhobbit said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
musicalhobbit at aol dot com

ArtsyBookishGal said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

Judy said...

Thanks for participating and the giveaway of your book.


Judy
magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

-petit said...

I would like to read your book :)

sweet(dot)sayumi(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)br

Megan said...

Thanks for participating in the hop!

AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

4everQueen said...

Thank-you for raising awareness about Autism, there is autism in my family. I would love a chance to win your novel, thank you, Susan.

Nunezbella at hotmail dotcom

Gian Faye said...

Thanks for the giveaway~

Gian Faye
mynameisgianfaye *at* gmail *dot* com

JessS said...

The book sounds really good, thanks for the giveaway.

jessicamariesutton at msn dot com

Kristen said...

Thank you.
xinbei_789(at)hotmail(dot)com

mariska said...

Thank you for your support.

i would love to read this book.

uniquas at ymail dot com

Simply Stacie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Katie said...

thanks for the giveaway!

katie_tp(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dovile said...

I'd like to enter too. Thanks!

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Thanks for the chance!

truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom

Kaylie said...

Thanks so much for a great giveaway

ckaylie777(at)hotmail(dot)com

nicolesender said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

Thanks for supporting autism awareness. My brother has severe autism. Now that he is 55, he is learning to communicate better. I say of course it better to get help earlier but don't forget the others!


CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

marybelle said...

My son is not Autistic but has a profound hearing loss: it's a challenge everyday.

marypres at gmail dot com

Aleksandra Nearing said...

Thanks for the chance! And for spreading the word about autism.
aleksa91 hotmail com

IandSsmom said...

Thank you for participating in this hop!
shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa - Bookworm Lisa said...

Thanks for helping spread the word about autism. ke7yca at gmail dot com

JerseyGirl22 said...

Please count me in!'
petra_socaciu at yahoo dot com

Devony said...

thanks for the chance! it's important to raise awareness and build advocates for these programs and the families they help! wilsondev(at)gmail(dot)com

Joanne J said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

joanne.j at hotmail dot com

Rita M said...

Great giveaway & an awesome way to spread awareness - I didn't realize how little I actually knew about autism.
rmelton[at]hotmail[dot]com

Terry said...

Thanks so much for participating in this wonderful cause. Please don't enter me - I already own your wonderful book! Just wanted to show my support.

SweetShenanigans said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

Christine said...

Please count me in. Thank you for the giveaway.

ceeenndee at gmail dot com

Dinda_SI said...

Thanks for the chance.

dl(dot)love(dot)freedom(at)gmail(dot)com

Soft Fuzzy Sweater said...

God bless all those children with autism as well as their parents. Here's to praying for a cause/cure soon.

Enter me, please! AnnfesATyahooDOTcom thanks

Kristen said...

I'm running (part walking) in a 5K for autism in May - autism effects so many people. It needs more research.

krisc814 at gmail dot com

Kristen said...

we need more research for autism!!

krisc814 at gmail dot com

Laura H. said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog! Historical fiction is a "new love" of mine and I particularly like the setting of your first book. Count me in!

BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

Lisa said...

This is so awesome, thanks!

lhoffpauir at gmail

tearyeyedstars said...

THanks for participating in this hop and thank you for the giveaway.
ejhtan at gmail dot com

IdentitySeeker said...

Thanks for hosting this amazing giveaway:)I'd love to read your book.

sarah.setar@gmail.com

Teresa Thomas Bohannon said...

Ty for participating. I'm also participating--Regency rather than Medieval though. Medieval is my second favorite genre with Regency, being first.
Teresa (AT) LadySilk (D-T) NET

trish wilson said...

I'm not into autism myself but I am very much into dyslexia which afflicts all three of my cousin's sons yet thanks to good remedial provision all three have coped with, the eldest having recently come down from Cambridge wih a First in Engingeering.

As an author yourself you know how important reading is as did my late mother a former infants (elementary)teacher and headmistress who had to deal with autistic pupils as well.

As it is I feel that both problems are not dealt with early enough and such a pity that on this side of the pond nursery school (kindergarten) isn't as good as it could be.

But then it all comes down to that one word we've all learnt to dread as you've so rightly pointed out - money.

By the way do you know about the blog 'medievalwomen.livejournal.com

Darlyn said...

My teacher's son has autism and I think she is very strong to face the difficulties. The hop is actually a great eye-opener to the rest of this small community. Thanks for the giveway!

darlyn225 at gmail dot com

wendy said...

It's important to educate people about autism. I would love to enter this giveaway too.

luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

Brandy B aka Brandlwyne said...

i would like to enter

brandyzbooks at yahoo.com

janimar said...

My nephew is autistic. Thanks for supporting the awareness hop.

linda2060 said...

Thanks for the giveaway and spreading the awareness!
lindadao2060 at yahoo dot com

Andrea I said...

Thanks for participating.

lillieblue613(at)gmail(dot)com

Elise said...

Thanks.

caliblue7 at gmail dot com

Aeraen said...

Best wishes with the awareness campaign.

junk ehlert at wi dot rr dot com

vhubler said...

Supporting this cause is wonderful

velvethubler at yahoo dot com