Amy Signs, A Mother Her Deaf Daughter and Their Stories marks a signature departure from other books about raising a Deaf child, because the story is told from two perspectives: that of the hearing parent and of the Deaf child. The book provides help and hope to parents who are raising any special needs child, not just a Deaf child.

Amy's sections of the book will give readers a first-hand account of what it is like to be Deaf in a hearing world. Should all Deaf and their families learn ASL? "Yes!" Amy says. Read her reasons in Amy Signs.

Read my Blog  

My blog is a mish-mash of events in my life. It is a short read that I try to publish every week. My next book, which is nearing completion, will be a humorous coming of age tale about Rebel, a young girl in Shonefeld, Kansas, who is surrounded by quirky neighbors. Rebel's adventures and her desire to unearth a family secret will entertain readers from middle school and above. 

Hurricane Boy       at

 My good friend Laura Dragon has just had her first novel, Hurricane Boy published by Pelican Press. This traditionally published book is suitable for middle school and above. Hurricane Boy is an honest story about one family's struggle during hurricane Katrina. Available on line and in book stores. I highly recommend it.

 Speaking In Denver

Wednesday, April 16: 7:00 a.m. Dry Creek Sertoma at Toast Restaurant

Wednesday, April 16: 7 p.m. First Universalist Church woman's book club, host nancy Kneipple

Thursday, April 17: 10:00 a.m. Joint writer's group meeting at the First Universalist Church of Denver.

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 Four Ladies Reunite for Lunch

Four Friends at Lunch

Have you read Amy Signs? If so, the names of these four ladies should be familiar to you. We recently met for lunch in Nebraska. Front, left to right, Marge Beatty and Norma Wruble. Back, Kay Darnall and the author, Rebecca Gernon. 

Norfolk Nebraska Library                          Welcomes the Authors

Amy and I had a fantastic  reception a the Norfolk Public Library last month. After our presentation there were many questions. Host for the event was Jessica Chamberlain, Librarian. All her publicity resulted in excellent attendance. The authors pose with Kim Frowick, the Registered Interpreter of the Deaf,  and Jessica Chamberlain. 

Other Speaking Events

This year I am relying on you, the reading public, to help me market Amy Signs at new and different locations. I do not charge to speak, but like the opportunity to sell copies of Amy Signs after my presentation, which can be as short as 15 minutes or as long as an hour. I enjoy speaking to  readers of any age, from middle school to senior citizens.

I live in the New Orleans area and will travel 200 miles in any direction to speak at your school, library, book club, or organization. That means I can speak to groups along the Gulf Coast, as well as throughout the most of Louisiana, parts of Mississippi, and Alabama.

If interested, contact me at   Don't miss the opportunity to have a published author speak and answer your questions about parenting a special needs child and/or being published by an academic press. 

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