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Janet Lord Leszl

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Childhood wishes to be known as an actress, artist, and writer eventually came to be- but in the most unusual ways. More than two decades have passed since the addition of my second child to our family. Within a few years of his birth, he was diagnosed as PDD/NOS- forever changing the direction of my life. Since then my talents have been used as an advocate and activist for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. While serving on the Citizen’s Advisory Council of the Delaware Autism Program for ten years, I co-authored their Parent Handbook. In addition, artistic talents were utilized in the design of the handbook's cover and T-shirts. My love of acting was fulfilled while performing Kids on the Block puppet shows to element ...more

During March 2009 and April 2009 buy - A Pebble to Polish
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A Pebble to Polish
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This book is compelling and powerfully written; however, I had to force myself to finish reading it and could only take it in small bits at a time.

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Initially I was not aware it was a YA novel when I downloaded this to read free to my Kindle. As I read, I discovered elements that indicated that was the case. Even so, I found this to be an enjoyable read.

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Ever watch a movie you find tons of faults with yet watch to the end because there was enough interesting plot you want to find out what happens? That’s the way I feel about this series.

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Dianne Ascroft Thanks for your friendship request, Janet. As a teenager I did volunteer work with autistic children and wish you well in your efforts to champion aid for autistic indivduals and their families.

Dianne Ascroft,
author, 'Hitler and Mars Bars'

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Beth Hi Janet,
Thanks for accepting a friend request from this cozy mystery author!
- Beth

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