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.

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60 Responses to Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop

  1. LindsayWrites says:

    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. Amazingjawstart says:

    I would like a chance to win,

  3. Linda Henderson says:

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

    seriousreader at live dot com

  4. buddyt says:

    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

  5. Booklady says:

    Thanks for participating.

    bevarcher (at) me (dot) com

  6. SusieBookworm says:

    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

  7. darkangel_1988 says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Duchess Melissa says:

    Great cause to support!

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

  9. confrosh0 says:

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


  10. Bella says:

    Thank you for the chance to win your book!

    BellaMarie @ tampabay . rr . com

  11. Jo says:

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

    jo.tee35 AT gmail DOT com

  12. Thais Pampado says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Aleetha says:

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

  14. musicalhobbit says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    musicalhobbit at aol dot com

  15. ArtsyBookishGal says:

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

  16. Judy says:

    Thanks for participating and the giveaway of your book.


  17. -petit says:

    I would like to read your book 🙂


  18. Megan says:

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

  19. 4everQueen says:

    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

  20. Gian Faye says:

    Thanks for the giveaway~

    Gian Faye
    mynameisgianfaye *at* gmail *dot* com

  21. JessS says:

    The book sounds really good, thanks for the giveaway.

    jessicamariesutton at msn dot com

  22. Kristen says:

    Thank you.

  23. mariska says:

    Thank you for your support.

    i would love to read this book.

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  24. Simply Stacie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  25. Katie says:

    thanks for the giveaway!


  26. Dovile says:

    I'd like to enter too. Thanks!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  27. Michelle @ The True Book Addict says:

    Thanks for the chance!


  28. Kaylie says:

    Thanks so much for a great giveaway


  29. nicolesender says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Carol N Wong says:

    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!


  31. marybelle says:

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

    marypres at gmail dot com

  32. Aleksandra Nearing says:

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

  33. IandSsmom says:

    Thank you for participating in this hop!

  34. Lisa - Bookworm Lisa says:

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

  35. JerseyGirl22 says:

    Please count me in!'
    petra_socaciu at yahoo dot com

  36. Devony says:

    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

  37. Joanne J says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    joanne.j at hotmail dot com

  38. Rita M says:

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

  39. Terry says:

    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.

  40. SweetShenanigans says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

  41. Christine says:

    Please count me in. Thank you for the giveaway.

    ceeenndee at gmail dot com

  42. Dinda_SI says:

    Thanks for the chance.


  43. Soft Fuzzy Sweater says:

    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

  44. Kristen says:

    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

  45. Kristen says:

    we need more research for autism!!

    krisc814 at gmail dot com

  46. Laura H. says:

    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!


  47. Lisa says:

    This is so awesome, thanks!

    lhoffpauir at gmail

  48. tearyeyedstars says:

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

  49. IdentitySeeker says:

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

  50. Teresa Thomas Bohannon says:

    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

  51. trish wilson says:

    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 '

  52. Darlyn says:

    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

  53. wendy says:

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

    luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

  54. Brandy B aka Brandlwyne says:

    i would like to enter

    brandyzbooks at

  55. janimar says:

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

  56. linda2060 says:

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

  57. Andrea I says:

    Thanks for participating.


  58. Elise says:


    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

  59. Aeraen says:

    Best wishes with the awareness campaign.

    junk ehlert at wi dot rr dot com

  60. vhubler says:

    Supporting this cause is wonderful

    velvethubler at yahoo dot com