Monday, June 16, 2008
Jessica Kennedy calls herself The Differently-Abled Writer. She's had two children’s short stories, four Chicken Soup for the Soul essays, and several Christian essays published. Currently, she’s working on her Young Adult memoir, as well as on several picture book manuscripts. She’s a legally blind, ventilator dependent, quadriplegic, but she's making her dreams come true one story at a time. A graduate from the University of California, she has a BA degree in 20th Century European History. She's a guest speaker at classes for respiratory therapist and a writer of inspirational articles and children’s stories. She's a proud member of SCBWI and Grading Pens, a private online critique group.
I don't know about you, but I'm deeply inspired and humbled by her dedication and determination, as well as by her love for the craft of writing.
Jessica, I hope your dream to see your first children's book published becomes a reality soon! When I see your determination, that's bound to happen VERY soon!