Thanks to all who took the poll on the new book cover for
“Living, Laughing, and Loving with Asperger’s”.
The winner was #3 – with the picture image of a mom with 3
Had some great feedback (as always).
One point is that the family in the picture are all white. Not
Here’s what happened . . .
I spent a good couple of hours perusing stock photo sites.
I wanted to find a family with at least 1 girl, a teen boy, a
younger boy, a mom, and a dad.
** Also the family needed to be happy”ish” but not
incredibly cheesy/posed as this would not look right for my book. **
I also wanted the family to be mixed race or dual heritage
(dependent on how this is described on your country).
Sadly I couldn’t hit all these goals. I looked at 100’s of photos.
The photo I chose was the best I could do.
SO many photos were plastic-fantastic with perfect teeth . . .
orange tans . . . and stage school looks.
There were no photos with a dad which had the 3+ children I was
hoping to include.
Ditto – families of dual heritage. Nothing I could use.
So that’s how it happened. That said . . .
If anyone can find a good stock photo (i.e. on a stock photo
website where I can buy the rights – not just somewhere on
Google) of a family of dual heritage/mixed race with at least one
girl, 2 boys (one a teen one 10 or below), a mom and dad.
That’s not too cheesy and fake. Please send me the link and
I’ll take a look. And happy to see if this works better.
Anyway that’s all for now. I’m 2/3 the way through
incoporating all the proof reading feedback I’ve been given.
Boy did I have some mistakes in my first draft!!
Then it’s on to the technical bit. And finally hope to have the
on Amazon Kindle within the next month (all being well!)
And as someone asked . . .
I do already have some (really low cost) books on Amazon on a
variety of Asperger’s topics: