10 Awesome Autistic Authors and Their Stories

Autistic Authors

Here’s a round up of some wonderful autistic authors…the books they’ve written and the stories they’ve told! If you didn’t catch their interviews the first time around, make sure you take a few minutes to click and read. You’ll leave inspired…plus I’m confident you’ll find some great books to add to your wish list.

Children’s Books

Colin Eldred-Cohen

Colin puts his creative and active mind towards storytelling. The Fire Truck Who Got Lost is his first children’s book. It certainly won’t be his last!

Darius Brown

Darius is an autistic 5th grader who writes to cope with the good and bad things he encounters in school. He’s now a published children’s author with his story, Darius Hates Vegetables,that encourages kids to try and taste vegetables at least once.

Gretchen Leary

Gretchen has written two children’s books, Really, Really Like Me and The Quiet Bear which were both written to promote a better understanding of differences and how they make us special.

Benjamin K.M. Kellogg

Benjamin’s created the Noah and Logan children’s book series as a way to help other children with autism learn the social and life skills he struggled to master as a child.

Florida Frenz

How to Be Human fulfilled Georgia (Pen name Florida Frenz) her desire to be a published author, a dream she had since reading the first Harry Potter book. She came to realize that her life’s experiences had real potential to help others understand autism and have compassion for autistic people.

Young Adult Fiction

Corinne Duyvis

Autistic author Corinne Duyvis’ is receiving praise for new book, On the Edge of Gone, an apocalyptic sci-fi novel with a strong female autistic protagonist.

Roy Dias

Roy Dias has Aspergers Syndrome. He’s also a husband, a father to two sons with Aspergers. He’s written the Aspean series, YA Sci-Fi stories featuring Asperger characters.

Memoirs and Advice Guides

Anlor Danvin

In Being Seen, autistic author Anlor Davin shows remarkable courage to tell her story as an autistic woman, mother, immigrant and Zen student.

Haley Moss

Haley wrote the books for others on the autism spectrum she couldn’t find when she was in school. Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About! and A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders are filled with her strategies and advice for having a successful school experience.

Emma Dalmayne

Emma has found her passion for helping and educating parents and professionals about a wide range of subjects from autistic mistreatment to sensory issues, from meltdowns to domestic violence. You’ll find answers to many questions in her book, It’s an Autism Thing…I’ll Help You Understand It.

Autistic Authors - Headshots

Top Row: Colin Eldred-Cohen, Darius Brown, Gretchen Leary, Benjamin K.M. Kellogg, Florida Frenz

Bottom Row: Corinne Duyvis, Roy Dias (and family), Anlor Danvin, Haley Moss, Emma Dalmayne

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About Jodi Murphy

I am the founder of Geek Club Books, autism storytelling through mobile apps for awareness, acceptance and understanding. My mission is to use the art of storytelling and technology to entertain and educate for the social good. I am a 'positive' autism advocate, mother of an awesome adult on the autism spectrum, lifestyle journalist, and marketing specialist.

Comments

  1. Lola Campbell says:

    Hi im a young adult with aspergers and i really want to be a writer and illustrator how can i pursue this with limited funds and no knowledge of how to achieve this or worst scammed and or plagerized or both? Thank you sincerely Lola

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