I’m Jessika. I love to read and write. Right now, I am working on two projects. One is a picture book specifically written for children who have outbursts consistent with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Sensory Processing Disorder. The second project is a YA contemporary novel.
snarky, feisty protagonist. Love fantasy. I enjoy anything written by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. I also love great world building that makes me feel apart of it.
Rex has a lot of big feelings. He is so excited and he wants to do things he knows he shouldn’t, but he just can’t help it sometimes. Rex also experiences times of distress and again, finds himself wanting to last out in unhealthy ways. Rex goes to Amy’s house where he discovers he is not the only one with big feelings. Follow Rex’s day and see how he overcomes his big feelings.
Rex’s big Feelings is a social story picture book designed for both parents and children who struggle with outbursts consistent with ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and autism spectrum disorder.
It was bedtime at Rex’s house. Everyone was ready for bed. Everyone, except for Rex. Rex was going to have a playdate with Amy the next day and he was so excited. Sleep was really hard for Rex and Mom tried her best to calm him down for sleep. It took a long time, but after putting on his favorite lavender lotion, he was able to fall asleep.
Morning finally arrived. Rex was up before everyone else and ready to go to Amy’s. “Rex, we are not going to Amy’s for a few hours. Why don’t you eat some breakfast?” Suggest Mom. While Mom was in the kitchen cooking breakfast, she heard a loud THUMP! She dropped everything and ran to see what happened. There was REx, angry and throwing things across the living room.
YA Contemporary written in a journal entry style. Follows a teenaged girl named Lyra. She has been asked by her therapist to write in a journal about her four years of high school. Lyra is snarky and quick. She has no desire to complete the task given but later finds the habit more helpful than she thought. Lyra, unknowingly, is bi-polar.
Here are some best practices for reaching out to a potential CP:
- Include the link to your own CP Match profile! You can find it on your Dashboard. Don't have one yet? What are you waiting for? Anyone with a WriteOnCon.org account can make one!
- Introduce yourself a little, and say what appealed to you about their listing.
- Respect what's listed here in their profile. They took the time to fill it out, and they've included this information for a reason. Don't send a message about a book they specifically say is a Hard No, for example.
- Offer to swap a small sample of your works, so you can see if you're really compatible. First chapters are a good starting place.
- If one party no longer wants to continue the interaction, it's nobody's fault. Sometimes finding the right CP takes time.
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