My 16 year old son's book has been Printed!

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services
https://activerain.com/droplet/5dWm

The first 50 books have been printed and now we are off to the races to market it. In just one day it's been a real whirlwind of activity. I won't bore you with the details but in one day we set up a newspaper interview, 2 book signings, visited with a publisher and more. We also sold 6 books without even offering them to anyone (just in the process of asking others how to market the book).

Here is the cover, about the author page, and a page of the book. When you see the page of the book remember that it was a blank page, Timmothy draws every line on every page.

Titus and Philemon by Timmothy Timm

About the author Timmothy Nathaniel Timm.

 

Timmothy Nathaniel Timm was born October 13th 2001.  Before the age of two a county nurse brought to our attention that she thought Timmothy was behind on his speech development. This started a chain of events that lead to the diagnosis that Timmothy had/has high functioning autism. Fortunately communication skills was the only true concern in regards to Timmothy’s case of high functioning autism. This early diagnosis was extremely beneficial to all, especially Timmothy. Our biggest thanks goes out to the Minot Public School System who has been with us and Timmothy every step of the way but we would also like to acknowledge the help of programs in Minot such as those through Minot State University and Trinity Health.

 

Timmothy is a straight A student in the grade he should be in for his age and he even excels beyond his grade point average in Art and music (he is an excellent pianist). Timmothy has been creating Titus and Philemon for approximately 3 years now. His first two years of work were done on lined notebook paper with pencil. Regretfully they are fading but on the brighter side we are working on restoring them for future release. The first two pages of this publication include Timmothy’s very first panels of Titus and Philemon.

 

As Timmothy’s father I want to say that being a parent of a child with autism is NOT something to fear or dread even though upon first hearing those words they certainly do strike fear into ALL parents hearts. I could not ask for, or even think of having a better son than Timmothy and I thank God everyday for blessing me with such a great son.
 
art by Timmothy Timm
 I can not begin to tell you all the work we have ahead in hopes of working with Autism Speaks and many other special education groups.
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WARD COUNTY NOTARY SERVICES

ROBERT L. TIMM, OWNER

201 Main Street South, Suite 116

 Minot North Dakota 58701

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Rainmaker
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Mike Cooper, GRI
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Bob, that is awesome! I trust his work will go far and it will inspire him to continue. 

Aug 25, 2018 03:02 PM #36
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Thanks to Carol Williams for reblogging your post.  I also missed it first time around. I enjoyed reading the comic at the bottom. I think Timmothy is got some good stuff going here. I wish him much success.

Aug 25, 2018 03:05 PM #37
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Kathy Streib
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                                      Thank you, Bob!

Aug 25, 2018 05:22 PM #38
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Rae Dolan
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Congrats!! My daughter is 17 and her first book is set to drop in October. It has been a TON of work, so kudos to y'all for making it through!!! We're still struggling with figuring out the intracacies of the ISBN completion (bought, but we haven't fully filled it out - instructions lacking). And congrats to your son!

Aug 26, 2018 03:50 AM #39
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Sharon Tara
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This is awesome! I love his artwork and his attention to detail. Your boy is headed somewhere! I'm so glad you did the proud daddy thing and shared with us!

Aug 26, 2018 08:06 AM #40
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I will post more Barbara Todaro as things are happening at such a super fast pace. Thank you for your kind words .

Aug 26, 2018 09:15 AM #41
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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Grant Schneider I have been very fortunate that to this point they have only demonstrated my better qualities. There is a reason my mom said "I hope you have kids just like you" and she was NOT talking about my better qualities.

Aug 26, 2018 09:18 AM #42
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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Thank you Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD . I have not gotten a lot "right" in my life but I'm glad I got the Dad part right. 

Aug 26, 2018 09:20 AM #43
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS . I am so glad to be part of Timmothy's life. His potential is one of the reasons I'm giving up Real Estate. I want to focus on getting him set up for his life while I can still be an asset to him.

Aug 26, 2018 09:24 AM #44
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Thank you Mike Cooper .  My goal is to set thing up for Timmothy in a way that he will not have to worry about being taken advantage of. His disability could make him an easy target if someone doesn't "have his back".

Aug 26, 2018 09:29 AM #45
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Carol Williams is a saint Sheri Sperry - MCNE® . I have been out of town so I missed her post. I will go thank her right now.

Aug 26, 2018 09:31 AM #46
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Oh my gosh, I can't believe I missed this post - I knew I hadn't read it when I saw Carol's weekly highlights and I've been trying to catch up this weekend!

Bob, what a heart-warming story - I'm so happy for you & for Timmothy and know that this is going to be a resounding HIT for him. How amazing that he focused for so long and accomplished being published - such a rarity in a 16-year old, with or without a disability. 

Here's to more success than you could have imagined and please do keep us updated as you move through this very exciting time together, Bob!

Aug 26, 2018 09:57 AM #47
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Thank you Kathy Streib , I really appreciate how kind you are to me.

Aug 26, 2018 10:02 AM #48
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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Rae Dolan thank you for mentioning the ISBN thing as we still have not decided what to do here. It's tempting to go with the free Amazon one but not everyone uses it. I appreciate the "heads up" on the form not being to easy. Best wishes for your daughters success. I hope you and I can stay in touch and help each other out.

Aug 26, 2018 10:10 AM #49
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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Thank you Sharon Tara it's a little scary sharing about your children's success as some people may not feel this is the place to do it. I really appreciate all the great support Timmothy and I are getting here at Active Rain.

Aug 26, 2018 10:12 AM #50
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS . I will try to keep up with everything but it's happening so very fast. Maybe it will lead to a book tour and I will get to travel all over with Timmothy so I can meet all my wonderful Active Rain friends .

Aug 26, 2018 10:15 AM #51
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Marie Story
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Thank you Bob "RealMan" Timm for sharing such a beautiful story with us. I look forward to an update.  We are here to support and encourage each other.

 

Aug 27, 2018 12:26 PM #52
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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Thank you Marie Story . AR has been a wonderful community  to share and receive support from. I love being here.

Aug 27, 2018 12:35 PM #53
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Damon Greene
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Congrats. That is quite an accomplishment. My 20 year old is on his second  in the fiction niche on Kindle. I still have yet to write my book and I've helped publish 2 others...lol. 

Aug 31, 2018 06:37 AM #54
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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Thank you Damon Greene  and congrats to your son. It's really fun to help your kids succeed isn't it. I'm loving promoting Timmothy's book.

Aug 31, 2018 06:47 AM #55
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