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.

60 thoughts on “Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop”

  1. 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

  2. Linda Henderson

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

    seriousreader at live dot com

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Thanks for this giveaway! and for joining a great cause 🙂


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

    jo.tee35 AT gmail DOT com

  7. Thanks for the giveaway.I feel moved with all your concern about this issue at gmail dot com

  8. 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

  9. 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!


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

    marypres at gmail dot com

  11. Aleksandra Nearing

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

  12. 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

  13. Great giveaway & an awesome way to spread awareness – I didn't realize how little I actually knew about autism.

  14. 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.

  15. Soft Fuzzy Sweater

    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

  16. 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

  17. 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!


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

  19. Teresa Thomas Bohannon

    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

  20. 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 '

  21. 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

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

    luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

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