(This is a very bad mock-up of the cover. Also, Michelle will be changed to Ginger because when you search for Michelle McGee on Google…well, just see for yourself.)
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1 in 360 (approximately 138,000 US children) have been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, based on parent report.
Run your fingers through my soul. For once, just once, feel exactly what I feel, believe what I believe, perceive as I perceive. Look, experience, examine, and for once, just once, understand.
He’s Not Broken, is a 16 chapter 65,000 word, non-fiction, autobiographical book of a mother and son’s journey to healing and acceptance. An inspirational testimony of how a life filled with challenges – OCD, Tourette’s, Anxiety – can be used as a vehicle to engage in a proactive approach, rather than a life of silence and denial, it teaches us all that reaching out to others can make a difference.
I began writing He’s Not Broken 10 years ago. 10 years! I did have an agent express interest and request edits, but I’m almost embarrassed to say that those edits took me 5 years. Life happened. OCD happened. Anxiety happened. And every time I sat down to work on edits, I had to face the pain of all those years of struggle. Maybe I needed to take that long in order to have some time away from the story, so that I could make it even stronger in hindsight.
That said, since I have been carrying this book baby for 10 long years, I really need to bring it into the world now.
I believe in He’s Not Broken. I feel certain that it’s a book many will find helpful – caregivers, parents, family members – anyone who has a close connection to someone who requires special needs.
It’s the book I needed when Jake was first diagnosed. It’s the book that would have made me feel less alone. And, even though I certainly had support from family, it wasn’t the same. I needed a friend who could listen, but more than that I needed someone who had navigated the same waters, the same emotions. I want He’s Not Broken to be my stand-in since I can’t reach out personally to everyone. More than anything, I want my book to give others hope.
That’s where you guys come in. I hate asking for things, but He’s Not Broken needs to be available sooner rather than later.
If I’m going to self-publish, I’m going to do it right. That means lots of self-promotion, and a bit of an investment upfront.
I will need about $2500 to get this book out there. That will/should cover the following costs:
cover and interior design
purchase of ISBN number
marketing and publicity
promotional copies of book
AND THERE WILL BE CAKE! Ok, maybe not cake, but I have some incentives/rewards to offer as a thank you to all who donate!
And for everyone who donates I will be forever grateful for your support! Please click this link: /Widgetflex.swf” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Help Me Publish!!!