I recently published my brand new book, I love you in a special way, which features Cane Walker, a 21-year-old born with cerebral palsy who communicates with society using an ACC Device.
During his time at South Plantation High School, a transitional high school program in South Florida, he meets Lisebeth Hansann, a 29-year-old special education assistant who has just divorced her famous golfer husband, her high school sweetheart, when she unexpectedly falls in love with him.
I spent days and nights writing the manuscript for I love you in a special way. I also developed these characters, even as I worked through a hurricane which inspired chapter 7 of I love you in a special way.
The main purpose of this blog post is to address the question that is asked frequently when I am interviewed on podcasts about being an author and also living with Cerebral Palsy: where do you get your inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from my daily life and from the stories I’ve written in my own book of life, to answer your question for those of you who are curious.
Look around you and look at the people and the world around you, and find your own version of inspiration if you’re looking to publish a book.
The best stories are based on inspiration and the challenges you may face at a certain point in your life.
The idea of Lisebeth and Cane writing drafts and deleting them after a breakup four years ago twirled around in my head. I finally got inspiration this year after having a dream about me writing and publishing. Where I’ve come from is represented by these two amazing characters.
As a person with a disability, I am delighted with the outcome, and I hope others will be as well. Inspiration begins with you and the stories you want to tell from your point of view!.
Look around you and gather your inspiration if you’re looking to write a story, you never know where it will lead