Episode 22! Going It Alone as an Autistic Woman Writer by Lyn Miller-Lachmann

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Welcome to episode 22 of our kidlitwomen* podcast! Every week this podcast will feature an essay about an issue in the children's literature community (Monday) and a discussion about the essay (Wednesday). 


In this episode, author Lyn Miller-Lachmann reads her essay "Going It Alone as an Autistic Woman Writer," where she discusses the difficulties faced by neurodiverse writers.  You can read Lyn's essay in its entirety HERE. Tune in for Wednesday’s episode with a discussion with Lyn about this essay.


About Lyn Miller-Lachmann

Lyn Miller-Lachmann, author of the 2009 novel Gringolandia, is a graduate of the MFA program in Writing for Children & Young Adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts . It was there she gained the confidence to write the story of growing up with Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild form of autism that made it so hard for her to make and keep friends. Lyn’s 2013 novel, Rogue, is based on two incidents that happened to her as a teenager.

In addition to her published fiction for preteens and teens, Lyn is writing a middle grade novel and working on a graphic novel featuring a Lego town she’s built, Little Brick Township, and the minifigures who live there and/or visit. The stuff that happens in Little Brick Township, writing advice, the experience of living abroad and learning another language, and her work work as assistant host of a bilingual radio show of Latin American, Spanish, and Portuguese music are features that appear at her blog at lynmillerlachmanncom. 

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