INDIEGO Published Books
IndieGo Published Books: 2019
Just published in February 2019:
10 Seconds That Changed My Life – Iain M. MacLeod
Imagine a simple thing like a round stone underfoot or an unnoticed overhead danger, and how quickly life can take a dramatic turn. For Iain MacLeod, it was a slippery mattress cover. “Billions of people get out of bed every day without any problem, but when I got out of bed that day, it went horribly wrong,” says MacLeod, a Scotsman with Cerebral Palsy. “I was disabled and wheelchair-bound before the accident, but I lived independently, owned my own home, and enjoyed long drives in my adapted cars. After that fateful morning, my life changed forever.” Iain has a deep understanding of what it means to live with CP, yet even as he navigated the various stages following his accident, from hospital stays to semi-recovery, he found deep gratitude and solace in his fellow patients, caretakers and the beauty of the Scottish countryside, which inspired his original poems interspersed throughout the book. His memoir draws us into the experience of those who live with a physical disability, and it speaks to the challenges they must overcome on a daily basis. Iain MacLeod’s strength of character and fortitude shine through every page of 10 Seconds That Changed My Life as he copes with a life-altering event. Step into his world and dwell within the poetic inspiration of gratitude that comes from accepting life head-on with hope, resilience, and joy despite hardships and setbacks.
Iain MacLeod enjoys a full and active life. One of his favourite hobbies is playing chess. He also enjoys listening to music, and appreciates a wide spectrum of musical genres and styles, from classical to heavy metal. Iain has been an Open University student for twenty-six years and has three degrees in science. He is currently working toward earning his PhD. His first book, 10 Seconds That Changed My Life, puts forward a disabled person’s perspective on life, learning, and the uniqueness of human abilities.
Daisy Has Autism – Aaron J. Wright
Daisy Has Autism tells the story of one family’s harrowing experience with public special education, and captures the story universally experienced by millions of special needs families. In sleepy Davis, California, the Russell family remarkably find themselves first navigating the complexities of autism with their dog and then with their daughter. While seeking to enroll their daughter in special education at their local public school, the Russells quickly find themselves at odds with a school district determined to escape its responsibilities. What they experience, and how they prevail, will resonate with every parent who has struggled to have their special needs child appropriately served.
Aaron J. Wright is the product of a public education and a member of a family deeply entrenched in public education. He is a Nurse Practitioner and the parent of two children, one with autism. Professionally he has worked with severely injured adults and children for nearly two decades. Outside of work, he has been a staunch advocate for disabled students in public education and youth sports. He firmly believes in the benefits of a public education and access. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his family and three distinctly different dogs.
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