I have been told that I share more than most in the public arena, talking about Matt, autism, Briony and University, my sometimes depression, and I sometimes wonder if maybe I should share as much as I do.
But then I think. This is me. I am an author. But… being a mother, a wife, a reader, a movie goer, a news reader, all these things make me the writer that I am.
I don’t share everything—the funny things are the best, I like to think I can make people smile. But sometimes I share the stress of juggling it all which is something we are doing on a daily basis. I have the most wonderful community of Facebook and email friends that lift me when I’m struggling, and there is no price you can put on that.
Then I had a thought, I wonder if what a reader may know about me from what I post, adds anything to the experience of reading one of my books?
Does knowing my son has ASD mean that Max is a good character to have in Texas. Or not? “Oh my god, she’s pushing that autism thing again.”
People say authors should write from experience, so does having Max, an autistic child in my story add authenticity to my writing; make it more believable because of my own experience?
Do you like knowing more about an author, or would you rather know nothing about them?
Originally posted on Prism Book Alliance *outside the margins*