I have some awesome news…
For my next book project, I’m collaborating
with my incredibly talented daughter, Jade
A little bit about Jade…
she's a naturally gifted writer and has been
communicating her insights and musings for
decades in her academic endeavors and
extracurricularly. Currently, she studies,
advocates, and promotes diversity in all
cultural forms (race, gender, sexual
orientation, psychology, and neurology).
By way of unique intuition into human
behavior and with enhanced senses, Jade
outputs this into creative energy using
many types of artistic expression; fine
art, mixed media, performing arts,
theatre, dance, music, photography, and
And these are not just
words of a proud mom.
She really is quite
phenomenal and I'm
so honored to be
working side by side with
her on this venture!
Jade will be lending
her creative talents as
and book designer for
Speaking of which, our project is an
illustrated picture book about
In case you haven’t been following along
Paradigm is the perspective that everyone
has different neurocognitive functioning.
There is no “normal” way to think, process,
feel, behave, or communicate because
everyone’s brain is different and each
person uses their brain in different ways to
do these things.
Jade educated me about this progressive
concept and reformist movement and we are
so inspired to make a book that speaks to
Neurodivergent kids and their families.
I don’t want to give away too many juicy
details about the book, but I will give you a
sneak peek at the synapsis:
Take a glimpse into a community
that celebrates differences and
faces their challenges together.
Follow Sam and friends to a safe
place where every kid can just be
themselves. Open your heart and
get ready for a journey
It’s a great day to be who you are.
Jade and I both identify as Neurodivergent
and because we believe in having authentic
representation in this book, we are currently
scouting out fellow creative Neurodivergents
to illustrate some of the pages with us.
(Particularly people that have been formerly
diagnosed with Autism and Autism Spectrum
experiences or offer
insights about the
book, please email
Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org
submit a character
sketch illustration to be
considered for this
book, please email
Finally, all sales and proceeds from
Spectrum will be used for the creation
and publishing of the book and the
remainder will be donated to an
organization that advocates
Neurodiversity and that offers support
and impacts the lives of fellow
Neurodivergents! If you know an
organization that might benefit from our
proceeds, please email Tracy or Jade.
Stay tuned for more details about our project!