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.
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.
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.