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I’ll Do It Myself Now Available in Library and Archives Canada

Filed under: I'll Do It Myself: The Book — by Glenda at 9:15 pm on Thursday, February 1, 2007

 Receipt for Legal Deposit in Library and Archives Canada

One reason for self-publishing my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself, rather than holding out for a six-figure book deal from a large American publisher, was to be eligible to have my book placed in Library and Archives Canada. Today I received the Receipt for Legal Deposit! My book is now preserved in Canada’s published heritage. I have now left my mark on Canadian history; an emotion-filled moment for me.
Grandma, who avidly supported “Made in Canada”, would be so proud. I feel her smiling down from heaven, giving me one of her bone-crushing bear hugs.

If anyone reading this happens to visit Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa, I would love a photo of my book on the library shelf.

American publishers, now I am all ears!

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Positive Role Models Needed for Youth with Disabilities

Filed under: Virtual Book Tour — by Glenda at 3:02 pm on Thursday, February 1, 2007


Chicago, Winter at
the Water Tower

© Thomas Kincaide, 2001

My virtual book tour “40 Blogs in 40 (Business) Days” today finds me in Chicago, chatting with 21-year-old David, who also has cerebral palsy. David has taken a year off college to pursue his interview project in which he is “recording the stories of people living with disabilities. Personal, real stories – be they humorous, sad, angry, fun, or … whatever!”

My chat with David was particularly meaningful for me as I shared my experiences living with cerebral palsy with young people who are now facing similar situations as I did (and still do). Mentors and positive role models are so needed for youth with disabilities; there were very few when I was growing up. And that is my main reason for writing my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself – to share my experiences and lessons learned in hopes of helping, motivating and inspiring others.

Reading David’s blog, I know he is a determined young man with enormous potential. He will continue to accomplish much. I wish him every success in his future!

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