Monday, September 24, 2007

Dwayne Gerald Anderson, Young Adult Author With Asperger Syndrome

I like science, it was one of my best subjects in school. I loved those types of movies focusing on natural disasters, science discoveries, aliens, and others.

However, I don't just limit myself to science fiction. True, I'm a young adult author who writes for the teen and young adult reader in mind as the books deal with serious issues in society and the world. I have planned a romance, fantasy, and general fiction in the future, as well as two more science fiction novels.

I started writing in September of 2001 not long after the events of 9/11. My first book, "Alien Conflict" was a science fiction novella that focused on an alien who came to Earth to stop a war from breaking out.

The protagonists of my next works had one of my own traits and qualities, so basically, my writing is based off my own experiences in real life. Whether it's being feeble and weak yet intelligent, living with intolerance from others, wanting to be who I want to be, or trying to find my place in the world, the main protagonist of my books and I have at least one thing in common.

Writing is more of a hobby for me. Whenever I'm not writing, I'm on the computer, playing games, watching television, reading(though I don't do as much as I used to years ago), working, or whatever fills my spare time.

My most recent published work other than a novel was a poem I wrote for my late grandmother at her funeral. Her family and friends loved it and it was published in a later edition of my town's official newspaper, the Naicam News.

Being a published author changed my life here in Naicam. Now I'm famous, better respected by those who tormented me in school, and I've never been more proud of myself than ever in my life.

I don't do a lot of traveling, I tend to just stay in one place the whole time. A few years from now, I will be moving to the big city where there are greater opportunities for employment and others things than in a small town.

I was able to accomplish all this, even despite having Asperger Syndrome. Despite what many in my family believed, I can face the challenges and obstacles life throws at me. All I need is a chance and an opportunity to act upon it.

Dwayne G. Anderson

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Dwayne said...

I'll be available to answer any questions anyone may have. Remember, anyone who comments is eligible to be randomly selected to win a free copy of the book at the end of the tour.

Dyan Garris said...

Dwayne: I am not familar with this syndrome. Can you tell me a little about it and how one gets it? Genetic? Thanks