Lets Talk! A story of Autism and Friendship by Lisa Jacovsky
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book ~ Content Rating: G.
Publisher: Lisa Jacovsky ~ Release date: July 2020
Tour dates: Mar 29 to Apr 16, 2021
Harper, a seven-year-old little girl that is typically developing, meets a new friend one day at the pool that is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They both love to swim at the pool and want to play together however, Emma has little communication skills. Emma can make sounds and not words and flaps her hands when she is excited.
When Harper realizes she cannot communicate with her new friend she becomes determined to find a way to. She begins to learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder and the different ways that Emma can communicate. Once she does the two become inseparable. Harper introduces Emma to all her friends and teaches them how to communicate with Emma. Harper and Emma become the center of their circle of friends and have more many more adventures together.
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Talk about why you choose to self-publish rather traditionally publish and how you found your self-publisher.
One reason I think I always felt nervous about writing a book was how difficult it can be to find a traditional publisher. When I wrote my book, I did a lot of research. I love doing research and found that there are different kinds of publishers like vanity publishers. I had no idea what these were until I got my first offer and was shocked, I had to pay for part of publishing. It is totally ok to go with a vanity publisher, I almost did. I sent out tons of queries but kept getting rejections. I never let it get to me though; I was determined to publish my book even if I needed to pay. I got an offer from a vanity publisher that I loved because I had read books published by them before. The only problem was the amount of money they wanted to me put into the book. It was just too much for me. I did my research, looking for an illustrator because then it could be cheaper to go with the vanity publisher and found my amazing selfpublishing company. I compared the two and sat on them both for months because I had to save the money either way. It really came down to the fact I just thought the amount the vanity publisher wanted was too much. I decided to self-publish and honestly it was the best experience. I ordered illustrations from them for a short story and have my second book in production with them now.
I sent queries for book two and got rejections, so I figured ill go with selfpublishing again. I plan to continue to query with each book I publish because you never know. I am determined and thankful for the self-publisher I use. I have met many other amazing self-published authors in the writing community. I think for publishing it really is about luck and what your comfortable with. I saw a tweet one day an editor wrote saying they received 2000 queries and had only 16 spots if that gives you an idea of the competition. My biggest advice is never give up and do your research. Self-publishing has been so amazing and honestly fun.
Meet the Author:
Lisa Jacovsky currently is a doctoral level student at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is excited the possibilities having her Doctorate degree will bring her. She has been in the field of ABA since 2014. She began working with children with Autism in 2018 and is currently working in Early Intervention. It is her experience with children that inspired her to finally fulfill her dream of writing a book. Lisa began writing short stories when she was seven years old. Writing is her passion and one of many things she enjoys. She is excited for the future of her series Lets Talk!.
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