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I’d Rather Be Writing January 24, 2011

Posted by Carolyn Burns Bass in memoir.
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Kim Stagliano

Books don’t write themselves. Readers pick up a book and within the thousands of words they find adventure, romance, mystery, suspense, information and personal experiences. Few authors support themselves and/or their families on book royalties alone and have other jobs that pay the bills. While their jobs might inform their work, they also take time away from writing. This week in LitChat we’re going to discuss tips and tricks writers use to get books written in, “I’d Rather Be Writing.”

Joining us as guest host on Friday, January 28, is Kim Stagliano, author of All I Can Handle, I’m No Mother Teresa – A Life Raising Three Daughters With Autism. The extended title alone says much about Stagliano. Most people have their hands full juggling a job and family, but throw autism into the mix and watch it froth. Add three autistic daughters and it overflows. While Stagliano admits she’s not a saint, just look what she does. A staunch autism advocate and warrior mom, Stagliano writes fiction, is managing editor of the daily online news site, Age of Autism, and is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post.

Her memoir, All I Can Handle, I’m No Mother Teresa – A Life Raising Three Daughters With Autism, released last November. Contrasting the snappy sense of humor that gets her through the day with the gritty elements of life with autistic children, Stagliano offers whip-sharp perceptions of life everyone can relate to.

Follow Kim Stagliano on Twitter: @Kim Stagliano.

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