A couple weeks ago, I presented and read Wendy on Wheels books at the Abilities Expo Chicago. I felt like we are going through a difficult time right now. This is so much hate and horrible things in the news happening every day. I wanted to focus on LOVE and CONNECTION. For that, I read Wendy on Wheels Saves the Day.
Wendy gets inspired by a superhero movie. She begins to wonder, what can I do to make a difference? How can I save the day for others? Then she creates and becomes her own superhero to bring happiness to others. We all have the power to make a difference in the lives of others. EVERY DAY.
It was a good turnout to my presentation. I think it was the most well attended presentation I have ever had at at Abilities Expo.
It was nice my sister, Mandy, was able to make it to Chicago. She has been wanting to meet Auti Angel for a long time. Auti’s dance workshop was right after my reading.
Luckily, we got to hang out in the Loop for a couple hours before the expo.
Take a look at some sketches from Wendy on Wheels Moves On.
This post is long overdue. To be honest, I get nervous writing blog posts. I feel like I never know exactly what are the “right” words to say. In March, my sister and I presented Wendy on Wheels at Pierremont Elementary School, in Manchester, Missouri.
Mandy actually went to Pierremont for first grade through 4th grade. Mandy remembered climbing up a net that was still hanging in the gym.
We talked about bullying in Wendy on Wheels Takes a Stand. Mandy actually left Pierremont a bullying incident, she would rather not discuss. During question and answer time, one teacher asked Mandy is there were any differences between when she went to Pierremont and now. Mandy’s response was, “I feel more respect.”
This was a good visit! What a wonderful group of children! They had such good questions. Afterwards, Mandy texted me and said she really appreciated getting to speak at Pierremont. She had felt so many negative emotions about Pierremont for so many years. Going back to talk about her life and experience helped her to let that go. I felt so happy for her.
I’m extremely grateful to tell you this: WE MET OUR GOAL!!!! Wendy WILL MOVE ON as planned. YAY!!!!! A huge thanks to everyone who backed the campaign on Kickstarter. I couldn’t have done it without every single backer and every single sharer. Keep an eye out for more updates.
I’m raising money for Wendy on Wheels Moves On! I’m offering some really cool rewards for backers. One of them is having your child drawn in the book as a character.
Please support and share my kickstarter campaign. Thank you!!!
After over a year of headaches, frustration and multiple people’s hard work, my books finally became available in e-book format a couple of weeks ago. The whole process was a complete nightmare! I’d like to share with you the reason I pushed through to get them as e-books.
This cutie, Edgar, communicates nonverbally using an Ipad. He is learning to use his head to select different phrases and options on the iPad. Like many of my fans, Edgar’s hands cannot turn the pages of a paper book. Having Wendy on Wheels on his iPad allows him to read Wendy’s adventures or have them read to him. This brings Wendy’s adventures to a whole group of children who may not have had access to them before.
When I see this picture of Edgar, I am reminded of my cousin, AJ, who passed away about 10 years ago. AJ had a severe form of cerebral palsy. Edgar looks so much like AJ it’s scary.
My favorite memory of AJ is this one. My dog, Cleo, loved (and still does) to lick people’s faces. She would put her paws up on his wheelchair and lick him all over his face and mouth. AJ would laugh with delight and open his mouth more.
I will have big news regarding “Wendy on Wheels Moves On” at the end of the week!!!