A Promotional Opportunity for Disabled Authors #Events

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I belong to an organization of disabled writers called Behind Our Eyes. We’re scattered across the country and overseas. We meet at least three times a month either on Zoom or via phone conference for presentations by guest speakers, panel discussions, critique sessions, and more. We produce an online quarterly magazine called Magnets and Ladders, and we’ve published two anthologies of our members’ work and are getting ready to put out a third.

Behind Our Eyes is about to start a new program called BOE Book Launch. Beginning in January of next year, members with published books will be able to promote them in monthly sessions on Zoom. If you’re a disabled author with a published book, you might want to consider joining our organization, so you’ll have this opportunity to promote your work.

This coming Sunday, October 24th, at 8 p.m. eastern time, there will be an informational meeting, also on Zoom, where attendees will learn more about Behind Our Eyes and the book launch program. See below for details. All are welcome to attend. If you know a disabled writer, please pass along this information.


Do you have a new book being published?   Are you uncertain how to share your book with other readers or audiences?  And, what about marketing and promoting the new book? Does it sound a bit overwhelming?

We are here to help. Come and listen to the Behind Our Eyes Book Launch team and discover how becoming a member of Behind Our Eyes could assist with a future book promotion with practical tips and a book launch plan.

WHEN: October 24 via zoom

TIME: 8:00 P.M. EST


For more information please contact   Annie Chiappetta, Book Launch chair: anniecms64@gmail.com or call 914.393.6605 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. eastern time.

Topic: book launch presentation Zoom Meeting

Time: Oct 24, 2021, 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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New! Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me

Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.

Independently published with the help of DLD Books.

Front cover image contains: elderly woman in red sweater sitting next to a window.

Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.

After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.

Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.

Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?



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