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Jennifer Ashley | Unusual Heroes: Who Do You Love?

April 29, 2009

As most readers know by now, my May 2009 release, The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, features an unusual hero. Ian Mackenzie has Asperger’s Syndrome, which is considered to be high-functioning autism. Traits include the inability to make eye contact, trouble with nonverbal cues and subtext, obsession with detail (but missing the “big picture”), and others. Not everyone who has AS exhibits the same traits, and the syndrome tends to present differently in men than women.

I’ve been recently praised for the risk I took writing Lord Ian. Which surprises me a little (though I don’t mind the compliments!), because when I sat down to write the story, I never thought: “Hey, I’m gonna go out there and take a risk! I’m going to do something different.

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One Comment

  • Les aventures de Sharon April 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I can’t wait to pick up my copy on Saturday! The building anticipation from the blog posts is killing me! 🙂 Keep up the great job Jennifer!!!