Author Interview and Feature: Sara Fitzgerald

I am very pleased to include an author interview and feature with Sara Fitzgerald, whose book, A Miracle for Ann, makes a great holiday gift. Please read more about Sara and her featured title below:

 

What are your greatest sources of inspiration?
My greatest sources of inspiration come from my real life.

Do you have an author website?
sarafitzgeraldbooks.com

Where can people find your work? (to purchase or just to read)

A Miracle for Ann
My other seven published works are also on Amazon.

If you could feature just one title, what would it be?
A Miracle for Ann

Is there anything else you would like to share?
I wrote A Miracle for Ann because of my daughter. Savanna has autism. When she was first diagnosed, our private insurance did not cover treatment for autism. My husband and I struggled to pay for the expensive treatments she needed. We had many miracles from God to help us along this journey.

I got involved in helping get the “autism” bill passed so private insurances now cover autism. We were blessed to have her attend Pingree as a toddler and now Spectrum Academy.

Savanna is our miracle child. We prayed for her every day for seven years. She has blessed our lives with so much love and joy. I dedicated this story to my husband, Russ, and also to Savanna.

I think some of the best stories are written from the truth you know. Although A Miracle for Ann is fictional, the emotions are real.

Sara Fitzgerald

Reviews for A Miracle for Ann:
“A heart-warming story just in time for Christmas. Sara Fitzgerald writes from personal experience; the emotional is raw, real and relatable.” Amazon Customer

A Miracle for Ann is an intimate peek into a families response to receiving an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis. It highlights how this can affect people differently within each extended family system. I was touched deeply by the emotion, love, and dedication of the family for their daughter.” Marie Seoane, LCSW
“This is truly a heartwarming story. I loved how everyone grew as they learned to accept little Ann’s limitations. It definitely showed what wonderful things can be accomplished once you accept, have faith and work together.” K. R. Bailey

Miracle

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Author Interview: Angela Dean

This issue’s featured author is Angela Dean, who has written two children’s books and is working on her third. Read more about Angela in the following interview:

 

How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

During my senior year of high school, I had a teacher who got me thinking that I could write. Then, during my junior year in college, one of my professors read a story I wrote for his class and told me that I should be a writer.

 

Who are your favorite authors? (Please limit your answer to five or ten.)

C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Barbara Park, Lois Lowry

 

What are your greatest sources of inspiration?

One of my greatest sources of inspiration is my daughter, Madeline, because of how she fights her disease with strength.

 

What genre(s) do you write?

I write children’s fiction.

 

Do you have any current or future projects?

I just published my second book, and I’m currently working on the third title in my The Adventures of Maddie and Haider series.

 

Do you have an author website?

I have a Facebook page called The Adventures of Maddie and Haider.

 

Where can people find your work? (to purchase or just to read)

People can find my work on Amazon and Pen It! Publications. My books are also promoted through Cold Coffee Press:

 

The Adventures of Maddie and Haider: First Mission

The Adventures of Maddie and Haider: New Beginnings

 

If you could feature just one title, what would it be? 

The Adventures of Maddie and Haider: New Beginnings

 

Do you have any other hobbies besides writing?

I also enjoy reading and hiking.

 

Is there anything else you would like to share?

The reason why I started to write this series of books is because I wanted to raise awareness for my daughter’s disease, juvenile dermatomyositis. Also, I wanted to give her, and children like her, a character they can relate to.