We are a consortium of published authors representing various genres, backgrounds and experiences. We first met in April 2007 to donate our books to U.S. troops in war zones. Since then, we have appeared together in various venues including libraries, bookstores, fairs and festivals. Because writing is the most enjoyable part of the process but promoting our books is the most difficult, we formed Authors Without Borders.
My Home Away From Home is about eight of the most important years of my life. Just like anyone else between the ages of 12 and 19, I had a lot to learn about growing up. However, contrary to what most pre-teens and teens experience, I lived those eight years at Perkins School for the Blind, in Watertown, Massachusetts, 65 miles from my home.
In the book, I talk about our academic classes, our teachers and other adults at the school, the many kids who became my friends and others who made friendship impossible, the several sports we pursued, all the rules we were supposed to follow and how radically they were sometimes broken, some of the fascinating field trips we took and new technology that we explored, the ways in which the school tried to prepare us for independent living, and much more. As you will read, there were plenty of both good and bad times. It is also important to note that I was at Perkins during the entire directorship of the only visually impaired chief administrator Perkins ever had, Mr.Ben Smith. My classmates and I watched in almost unanimous approval as he changed many of the school's long-lasting policies.
I decided to write this book because I continuously tell my friends about my adventures during those years, and I used to kid around that I could write a book, because there was so much information for me to share. Finally, I took the plunge and decided to write my experiences down, so I could share them with the world.
I hope that my story puts a unique perspective on what it's like for any teenager, blind or sighted, to live away from home for eight years. I certainly hope that the sighted, as well as the blind, will enjoy and appreciate my story.
Our Cable TV Shows...
AUTHORS WITHOUT BORDERS PRESENTS
NBTV Channel 95 –New Bedford, MA
Authors Without Borders Presents...is our program shown on New Bedford Cable TV-95. We interview local authors, artists and members of the publishing industry including book store owners. This marks our second season and being interviewed on our show is one of the benefits of becoming an associate member. Please follow the link for air times and more information.
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