Blog Tour, Giveaways

2018 Autism Blog Hop

Autism Fact:
Five times as many males as females are diagnosed with autism.

RJ Scott is hosting the Autism Blog Hop again this year. Check out the master post here and follow along to read about your favorite authors’ hopes, dreams, and wishes for the world. There are prizes at each stop.

My hope: Accepting a person at face value.

More than anything, that is what I wish for our world. Not ascribing a list of “must-meets” or “expectations” to a person within seconds of meeting them, but holding off on those snap judgments so we can open our hearts to get to know each other better. To really let them form from the ground up rather than be compared.

I think our world would be better for it. I think we’d all be less defensive. And when we’re less defensive, we are given an in to really get to know each other.

Opening a new book and getting to know a character is something readers do all the time. Do we go in with expectations? Maybe, but more often than not, we allow writers to take us on a journey. We might know the country or state we’re in, but we really don’t know how we’re getting to the endpoint.

Imagine if we were that open to everyone we met. We fall for fictional characters because we let them inside, we open ourselves up to them, we let them tell us their stories.

My wish for the world is that we’d be more willing to do that with each other.

Many of the characters have shut the world off because of hurt or judgments. Below are a few of my books where pushing those walls aside led to love.

LoveonaBattlefieldStrokeofLuckSparkBent ArrowCheekyMomoSilver ScarsFarm Fresh

Comment below for a chance to win one of the e-books above. Tell me what makes you open your heart to a character. I’ll draw the winner next week at the end of April, so check back.

Advertisements

7 thoughts on “2018 Autism Blog Hop”

  1. thank you for the blog, Posy. I think what makes me open my heart to a character is when they feel authentic and different. I love special people, and people who are not afraid of being themselves, and when I find those very special characters I fall in love

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I usually keep try to keep an open mind for everything. As for what makes me open up to a character? It might just be how kind or considerate they are in some cases it’s their vulnerability.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s