Monday, October 22, 2018

Featured Post: A Miracle for Ann by Sara Fitzgerald


So honored to feature a local author and friend on my blog today--Sara Fitzgerald! She is amazing! Here is a behind-the-story look at A Miracle for Ann:

I wrote A Miracle for Ann because of my daughter. Savanna has autism. When she was first diagnosed, private insurance did not cover treatment for autism. My husband and I struggled to pay for the expensive treatments she needed. We had many miracles from God to help us along this journey. 

I got involved in helping get the “autism” bill passed so private insurances now cover autism. We were blessed to have her attend Pingree as a toddler and now Spectrum Academy.

Savanna is our miracle child. We prayed for her every day for seven years. She has blessed our lives with so much love and joy. I dedicated this story to my husband, Russ, and Savanna. 

I think some of the best stories are written from the truth you know. Although A Miracle for Ann is fictional, the emotions are real. I hope you enjoy reading this story, and wish you happy holidays this years.

Below is more about A Miracle for Ann:

Story-line:  Ann is two-years-old and was recently diagnosed with autism. Her parents are desperate to help her. Ann shows great promise. However, she needs early intervention at an expensive preschool.

Going to school could give Ann the life her parents always dreamed of for her. But paying for the school would take a miracle, and this Christmas season, miracles seem to be in short supply.

Review:

A Miracle for Ann is an intimate peek into a family’s response to receiving an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis. It highlights how this can affect people differently within each extended family system. I was touched deeply by the emotion, love and dedication of the family for their daughter." Marie Seoane, LCSW


Here is more information about Sara:

Sara Fitzgerald has a daughter with autism and was involved in getting the S.B 57 Autism Services Amendments passed. Sara was named Writer of the Year by the League of Utah Writers in 2006. She is also the author of the Christmas story, Saving SavannaShe lives with her husband and daughter in the Rocky Mountains. She enjoys spending time with her family.

Other Titles by Sara Fitzgerald:

Saving Savanna
Mine for Keeps
Just What the Doctor Ordered
Yesterday’s Wish
Anything for Charity
Darkness Within
Magic Within


Wishing Sara much success on her latest release!


Cindy A. Christiansen
Sweet Romance, Humor, Suspense...and Dogs! 
Fly into a good book at: http://www.dragonflyromance.com 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring my book.
    Best Wishes,

    Sara

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