Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, and RJ Scott has organised a month long blog hop. More details are available here on her blog. There are some great posts and giveaways from other authors, and it’s an honour for me to be able to write a little something, as well as share the chance to win an eBook with you.

Autism Fact:  Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of 3.

Hopes and Dreams

I have many hopes and dreams for myself; they include getting married, writing a best seller and maybe one day having my own family. Yet, this isn’t about me. I was wondering what my hopes and dreams for the world were and the only thing I could come up with was “acceptance”. Can you imagine a world where we accept each other for who we are. A world where there are no conditions on love, except to give and receive it without question. Acceptance isn’t easy, we often judge people without realising it. Yet there is power in catching ourselves doing it, and turning our judgements into acceptance of that person for who they are. Whether that be their gender, sexuality, disability or anything else you can think of. When we have acceptance, we are free to love each other for who we truly are.


For a copy of my ebook, Up in the Air: Johannesburg, just comment in the blog below and let me know what your hopes and dreams are. I’ll pick a winner on the 23rd April!

Up in the Air 1: JohannesburgLooking for love is the last thing air steward, James Foster, is thinking about when he swaps flights to save his hung-over best friend’s job. He doesn’t know that fate has other ideas and he would fall for the tall, bearded passenger, Darren Busby, sat in 14D. Up in the air, James finds that the connection he has with Darren is too strong to ignore.

After missing the opportunity to ask for Darren’s number, James’ jaw hits the floor when Darren walks into the same hotel he is staying at. Butterflies and nerves take over, but soon give way to excitement as they get to know each other on the ground.

When James’ ex, Richard, shows up and begs for forgiveness, James has to decide if going back to the man who broke his heart would be worth it, or if he should finally move on and take a chance on Darren.

20 thoughts on “Autism Awareness Month

  1. I dream about a world where people are free to think, live or love any way they want without being judged for it… here’s to wishful thinking!

  2. Wise words and a good reminder.
    For myself my dream is to find a job this year and it looks like I’m halfway there.

  3. Thank you for participating in RJ’s Autism Awareness blog hop.
    I would love to have more acceptance and kindness in the world. No judgment of anything or anyone that is not “the standard.” And for my son with autism and diabetes, I hope that there will be a cure for either disease,

  4. Acceptance is a great word. Don’t enter me as I already have a copy of Up in the Air: Johannesburg. 🙂

  5. would love to see more acceptance. one of my good friends has two kids both with autism and i have dreams of seeing them do very well in their lives

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