Sale on LISTEN (Amazon KU – US and UK only) (sorry, this is how Amazon works 😞 )
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09RQYYW5N
22-25 September ONLY
Until I wrote Listen, and researched sign languages I was never aware that there were so many different sign languages used – I was naive.
“… According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are more than 70 million deaf people worldwide. More than 80% of them live in developing countries. Collectively, they use more than 300 different sign languages. …”
Sign language is something close to my heart—my great aunt was deaf, but she passed when I was very young. I recall she spoke in a very odd way to me, and at only five or so, it was a challenge I found super hard. I remember when the TV started to have signed repeats, and then more recent when big sports events have signers standing there to communicate.
When I wrote Teegan I was determined this wouldn't be a story where the child was given an instant miracle and everything is fixed. I wanted to see the way a family can love and grow and adapt, and more importantly give Teegan the best home.