Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
April Brown's fascination with history, science, and social science lead her on a quest to uncover forgotten societal mythology. New solutions to old queries will be uncovered in the future, through studies of the past. Her novels and novellas, while adventures, are written in a more classical style, without extreme action, romance, or violence. Characters think before they act. Sometimes, this leads to trouble.
Her nonfiction is often written at the request of others. Gluten (and allergy) free cookbooks, include tips for tricks for people with multiple common disabilities, including poor memory, low vision, and limited dexterity. Journey Through Life Lists was written at the request of friends with serious memory loss planning their future, and desperate to remember their past. VoiceOver with the Brailliant Braille Display was designed for personal use, when there was no written manual for learning to use a screen reader for the first time as a middle aged adult.
The clear path April Brown dreamed of as a child had roadblocks no one could foresee. Of those, the loss of memory caused far more concern, than the loss of hearing and vision. Deafblind and doing fine, most of the time. After all, vision, and hearing, can be internal, as well as external. With the help of her husband, cats, and dogs, she wanders along the path that unfolds slowly before her. The one she tried to push away as a teen. Writing doesn't come as easy now as then. Though, it seems far more impactful. Full of hidden vision, wonder, and forgotten sounds and odors.
Crosswinds: Past, Present, and Future Combine
Life After Life: Three Paranormal Short Stories
Bending the Bars
Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: The Novel
The Stork Mis-Delivered – Twice
Trails Series: Through the Fault Lines, Through the Volcano, Through the Tales, Through the Garbage Mines
Cookbook: Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free – Whole, Desserts and Grains, Meat, Vegetables
Journey Through Life Lists
VoiceOver With the Brailliant Braille Display
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What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Journey Through Life Lists was inspired by real life struggles with memory loss, blindness, and deafness while trying to keep track of vital records, including medical, financial, and personal.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I often re-read using braille.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Orson Scott Card, Robert Asprin, Terry Brooks, and many more.
What are you working on now?
A compilation of science fiction short stories.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing. Someone wants to read your stories.
What are you reading now?
Death on the Trek (A People of the Wind Mystery Book 2 by Kaye George
What’s next for you as a writer?
Finishing Trails 5 and 6.
What is your favorite book of all time?
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
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