Featured Blog: Jessica Kennedy, The Differently-Abled Writer

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!

Jessica has a website and a blog. I invite you to check out her links, which are full of resources for both writers and readers alike.

I wish you the best of luck with all your writing endevours, Jessica!


Anonymous said…
It is inspiring to read about people like Jessica. She reminds me to chase after my own dreams. I will check out her blog.
J. Aday Kennedy said…
Thanks for your nice comment.

I didn't realize you'd written a piece about me. Thank you.
Jessica Kennedy
The Differently-Abled Writer