Copyrighted in 2012, Me & My Money…a child’s story of diabetes, took two years to write.
From birthing thoughts, jotting ideas, typing a manuscript, carrying a daily journal, contacting an illustrator, building the manuscript, proofreading and editing again and again and again and…you get the idea…this dream came to fruition. It had do be done. There is nothing like it — as far as my research could go — that reflects, mimics, or encourages diabetic children. This manuscript is now available to the general public in paperback form. Celebrate!!
Submitting to a marketable world with a targeted audience, networking, promoting, speaking, scheduling, relenting, sacrificing, etc., continues to gain a wide and attentive audience. From what I have been told repeatedly, this is the first book of its kind — reflecting the insights of a juvenile diabetic, a T1, a T1D.
Briefly, the main character, Kali, is presently a fourth grader. She was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of two. Her rapid growth with blooming and wizened independence results from learning how to take care of herself. Wayne, a best friend, knows her very well and together they embark on adventures through Wayne’s hobby, their separate and shared responsibilities, mutual friends, and more. But Kali cannot forget her special pack! She must carry this with her every day, everywhere. What’s in this special pack? You can only imagine!
Through the wonderful insightfulness of illustrator Amy Pichly-Meyer who is responsible for the clarity of expression with the cover diesign, along with all 37 colored illustrations, this book was built for you. I am thankful for her friendshop and abilities.
My “IT Guy” and husband, Wayne Ross, mind-boggled through the computer and its typical moodiness — with patience — to get what was needed, what was distinctly preferred. Amazing work with quality brought me a keen sense of empowerment for the world-public. I am grateful. I could never have done what he did to get this into print. After all, frustration is part of any job and greatly disliked!
The above introduction highlights this delightful family-and-children’s book. It will be available for puchase August 16, 2013. Colorfully pictured, it is a 107-page, lightweight paperback book with ISBN 978 1490354873 for your convenience. Yes, it is available via e-readers. However, and unknown to me at the time of submittal, e-readers to do not show the illustrations in color, only black & white. It’s cheaper that way, truth be told.
“Me & My Money Too…a child’s story with diabetes” is soon to follow with “Kisses for Cash…a child’s story about diabetes.” I know you will enjoy reading this in all its formats as much as I enjoyed writing it (them)! Please leave a review. And you are always welcome and encouraged to leave a comment.
Thank you and take care…important words to live with.
A. K. Buckroth, Award-Winning Author www.mydiabeticsoul.com Global Diabetes Awareness Advocate Public Speaker by Appointment.
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