19. October 2015 · Comments Off on The top 10 hateful things people have said about my special needs parenting skills · Categories: advocacy, author queries, book status, lists, parent education

Hi,

This is a completely disingenuous post – my first ever (either here or on my marketing blog).

truth-257158_640Frankly, I am frustrated by the click through rates some bloggers, many “major” publishers, and a lot of minor ones receive with their negative articles and listicles. So, there you go.  A really negative headline. And probably a worthy article, though I would probably recast the title as “The top 10 ways I have overcome negative attitudes about my special needs parenting skills.”

I have actually been actively encouraged by editors to make the headlines controversial and negative to get clicks. And I have heard that essentially the same articles, one cast with a negative headline, and a second one cast with a positive headline, perform differently. Even when the article itself contains essentially the same points.

But, my blog, and my book (at least 99% of it) are positive, or at least built upon a positive attitude after not-so-positive things happen. I invite you to visit my project’s main page at http://blog.dadsofdisability.com/ to read extended free excerpts and reviews.

I hope you can get over my mistruth to get you to my page.  It really isn’t right, and I am sorry if you feel offended.

Instead, support articles, essays, and books with a positive spin.  Positive doesn’t mean rose-colored glasses, happy-assed, no bad news.  But don’t choose manufactured controversy either.

Thanks,

Gary gdietz@garydietz.com

 

The DaDads of Disability book coverds of Disability™ book project addresses the relative scarcity of stories from and about the perspective of fathers whose children experience a disability. The book is for dads, moms, grandparents, specialists (speech, OT, PT, teachers) and more.

You can learn more about how to buy it by CLICKING HERE.

There is nothing negative in it, at least as I intended it.

27. May 2014 · Comments Off on Radio Interview with Gary on The Coffee Klatch · Categories: advocacy, book status, parent education, sites to visit

Hi,

Here is a 30 minute Father’s Day radio interview with Marianne Russo of The Coffee Klatch / Special Needs radio with yours truly.

It is really an interesting interview.  Thanks Marianne!

Listen here:

Online Parents Radio at Blog Talk Radio with The Coffee Klatch on BlogTalkRadio

Thanks, and Happy Father’s Day!

Gary

(Originally posted June 15, 2014)

29. April 2014 · Comments Off on The Run-on Sentence Edition · Categories: book status, published elsewhere, sites to visit

With an unbelievable two weeks since the release day of my book, I present to you a run-on sentence of what I’ve been up to.  Yes, this is what it feels like in my head right now. This is “indie marketing.”

Just got back from Maryland for a day trip presenting to the NIH with a guy from the PCPID White House staff in attendance good thing he was a nice guy and I had practiced earlier in the week at Nashua Community College oh my God the poster for the Parenting NH Family Fun Fair  was wrinkled because I used the wrong glue I have to get to Staples and redo it laminated for the Family Support Conference oh I hope I can reuse it for the All Abilities Event and wow, A&E Roastery is actually selling my book with coffee even though they are not a book store and my Love That Max guest post hit a day early better get on Twitter wait…

runon

…I just got a call from Marla at Special Mom’s parenting magazine she needs my questionairre – oh and Mantu Joshi of The Resilient Parent wants to do that podcast with me and jeez I need to get the artwork to go with my sponsorship of the Coffee Klatch Radio and uh-oh I need to start prepping for my Tilton-Northfield Rotary lunch and also the Gateways Supports direct support provider luncheon keynote OMG I am writing speeches for myself not someone else and I need to follow-up with a ton of reviewers and darn I need to relax for my Cool Cat Teacher Every Classroom Matters interview and the Tilton Inn book reception planning…

…Deep Breath.

Oh, and my paying clients need attention too.

Have a great day.

Gary

15. April 2014 · Comments Off on Today is the Release! · Categories: animation, book status

Hello all,

Today is the day that my book is officially available.  Thanks for all of the support.  Check out the links on this page to learn how to buy, to get samples, and to follow the amazing odyssey of support folks have given the project, and me. And the new “Review” tab.

I am especially happy that the Pediastaff review of my book just hit! Pediastaff is an agency that places speech, physical, occupational, school, and other types of therapists. They also provide professional development content.

Some great things coming up, such as:  Live events, speaking at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Washington, the NH Family Support Conference, guest spots on radio shows (not telling about that just yet!), partnerships with other authors, some podcast work, and maybe a new animation or two.

I hope the official release of the book makes your (U.S.) tax day a little less stressful.

 

Cheers,

Gary Dietz

27. February 2014 · Comments Off on Book Frozen – And cover draft finished! · Categories: book status, poetry

Hello all,

Today, 27-Feb-2014, the book is officially frozen. All stories and poems in place. Next steps, final copy editing and files to printer and off to ebook conversion.  Also, lots of exciting news coming!

Here’s a draft of the full cover!

This is a draft of the book cover. Click to enlarge.

This is a draft of the book cover. Click to enlarge.

April 15 availability on in print (Amazon and others) and Kindle is scheduled (a bit earlier for Indiegogo supporters as well as essayist and poet copies). Apple and Google Play bookstores shortly thereafter.

Warm regards to all,

Gary