I'm an author debuting her first book, Act Early Against Autism: Give Your Child a Fighting Chance from the Start (Penguin-Perigee March 2008). My First Book Debuts is aimed at aspiring authors who want to achieve great things.
Before my son's diagnosis in 2001, the 1990s were probably the time of my life when I was most secure—emotionally, physically, financially and every other way. While pregnant with Leo I had begun a column about online etiquette for a local paper. When it was picked up for national syndication by United Feature Syndicate Inc., I had a very part time, very high profile, very easy work-from-home job.
In 1993, I had launched The Internet Letter, the first publication covering the Internet and for my prescience appeared on television and was interviewed by scores of publications. In the early days of the Internet as a mass phenomenon, I was profiled as a “legend of the Internet,” listed in Seth Godin's Email Addresses of the Rich and Famous, and dispatched by the U.S. government to talk about the Internet overseas.
I partied at the Aspen manse of Sun Microsystems’s co-founder Bill Joy and drank with the wizards who linked the first four nodes of the Internet together in 1969. I loved my life.
Today, I feel like giving back is getting back, and that's why I'm writing this book. Through this blog you will learn more about me, how I wrote Act Early and more about autism.