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Anne K. Ross is the pen name for an award-winning writer and school psychologist with three decades of experience working in public schools in Northern California. She holds a master’s degree in educational psychology, a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and an MFA in creative writing. She is a past winner of an American Psychological Association dissertation research award, and she has published in professional and literary journals. Her creative writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Lambda Literary Award. She is the mother of two young adult sons.

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Anne K. Ross As a school psychologist, I've often been the first professional to identify an autism spectrum in children whose parents have been told (sometimes…moreAs a school psychologist, I've often been the first professional to identify an autism spectrum in children whose parents have been told (sometimes for years) that their child "has good eye contact" or "is too social" to be on the spectrum. One medical professional told a family, "He's not Rain Man!" after my evaluation showed the the child had Asperger's (or high functioning autism). I've been so frustrated with the professionals who do not understand that autism is a wide spectrum and that no one on it looks exactly the same.

I also have a son (now a young adult) who has Asperger's, and our years of raising him were often very rough on us all. I wanted to write for other parents going through similar experiences so they would know they're not alone. I also wanted to give them suggestions how to get the services their kids need. I wanted to share a personal story and help educate those who work with children on the spectrum. (less)
Anne K. Ross I've raised a son who has Asperger's, and I wanted to share our story with other parents so they wouldn't feel so alone and to give them practical…moreI've raised a son who has Asperger's, and I wanted to share our story with other parents so they wouldn't feel so alone and to give them practical support. I also wrote it to educate the many professionals who still do not understand the breadth of the spectrum and therefore misdiagnose children and adults. I've heard from parents saying Beyond Rain Man has helped them, and that makes my day. Thanks for asking!(less)
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Anne Ross Anne Ross said: " Implausible character actions and too much narration. I forced myself to read 100 pages and had to give it up. I looked at my reading log from a couple of years ago when I tried to read Everything I Never Told You, and my notes said, "Implausible." "

 

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I've read a lot of slave narratives and stories about the underground railroad. This one felt different in that it more clearly put history in perspective and tied present-day racism to its roots. So well-written and structured. Excellent read!
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Definitely a painful read--the cruelty was suffocating. The writing was magical, and the narrator's present-day perspective lent much to interpreting the events. Extremely well done!
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
"The order of the small town on the riverbank
Forever at war with the order of the dark and starlit soul


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"Not my jam. I understand why so many people are reading this and are so enamored of it, but I was left cold by it's bluntness and lack of subtlety."
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Implausible character actions and too much narration. I forced myself to read 100 pages and had to give it up. I looked at my reading log from a couple of years ago when I tried to read Everything I Never Told You, and my notes said, "Implausible."
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I loved the first section of this book (although the intensely detailed setting descriptions started to annoy me); I was gripped by the story and I enjoyed the writing despite some cliches and the use (three times that I noticed) of "nauseous" instea ...more
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Anne Ross Your love of literary fiction mostly, although I could not get into The Girl on the Train and I tried twice! (I'm writing a novel and I like to see what people say about novels.) Also, your profile picture is amazing. Are you the artist?


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