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Inspiring Authors Tell Inspirational Stories: Special Writers Find Accepting Home at Lulu.com

Friday, September 14, 2007 General News J E 4
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RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 14 Inspiration can take on differentforms; it can be a song, an event or a person. Lulu.com has made it possiblefor those with inspiring stories to have an outlet, in particular HeatherHiggins, an 11-year-old author with Autism.

Heather Higgins published her book, "The Foal that doesn't have a Family"(http://www.lulu.com/content/874431), and became one of Lulu's youngestauthors. Her story follows the journey of a young foal that was deserted byhis family and is then adopted. Her message of encouragement and support ofadoption for children is one that mirrors her own personal story. "I wrote itto show other kids that if they have to go into adoption, it should be fun andnot scary," says Higgins. Despite her Autism, Heather shared her story offinding her family in hopes of letting others know that no matter thesituation you can prevail to find your place.

Another young author shared his personal struggle by using Lulu.com. QuinnKoeneman, a 12-year-old with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of Autism, gives anintrospective account of his daily struggles in "Through my Eyes: a Life withAsperger's" (http://www.lulu.com/content/710903).

Lulu is not only a place to share personal narratives but also a greatmarketplace to share resources on how to deal with diseases, such as Autism.Teaching guides such as the TEACCH Preschool Curriculum Guides by SusanBoswell (http://www.lulu.com/teacch) and "Educate Toward Recovery: Turing theTables on Autism by Robert Schramm, MA, BCBA(http://www.lulu.com/content/425955) are another way to share your experiencesand learn more.

No matter the age or experience, everyone has a voice that deserves to beheard. Find inspiration from these young authors and share your story.

About Lulu.com: Lulu.com is the premiere marketplace for new digitalcontent on the Internet, with over 300,000 recently published titles, and morethan 4,000 new titles added each week, created by people in 80 differentcountries. With just over 1 million registered members, Lulu is changing theworld of publishing by enabling the creators of books, video, periodicals,multimedia and other content to publish their work themselves with completeeditorial and copyright control. Lulu empowers these individuals andcorporations to create high-quality products to sell directly to theircustomers and the rest of the Lulu.com marketplace. With storefronts providedand other marketing support, Lulu creators are fully empowered to profit fromtheir work. With offices in Canada, US, and Europe, Lulu customers can reachthe globe.

SOURCE Lulu.com
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