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Hello! This is a rebroadcast of our 11/13/12 interview with a new show title.
Autism Empowerment welcomes back Vancouver, WA author and musician, Brian Tashima to talk about recent endorsements and buzz for his young adult Sci-Fi fantasy novel, Secret of the Songshell.
Brian's autism-friendly book is gaining popularity with teens and adults on and off the autism spectrum. Also gaining notice is Brian's charitable nature. Brian donates a portion of the sale of each book to Autism Empowerment and regularly volunteers with and supports the local Autism & Asperger community.
Listen in as we talk with Brian about recent events and learn about future plans for the Spectraland series. (Hint: Hes already well into book 2!) If you like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, youll love Brian Tashima!
Recent reviews: "Inspiring for the younger set and a kindred voice for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders" - Kirkus
"I feel that Brian Tashima has succeeded in creating a great fictional "aspie" hero and I would recommend this book to people on and off the autism spectrum, to teachers and librarians and carers and lovers of fantasy fiction" - Gavin Bollard, Life With Aspergers blogger
"A fun, exciting and creative adventure... I never wanted to put the book down." - Grub Street Reads
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