"Savant" also serves another purpose and that is to help continue to bring awareness to what autism families face. The reader is taken into the mind of Michael and shown what some of the struggles are with this condition. “My entire purpose for writing is to bring autism awareness and fiction writing is just another avenue for me to do this,” states Richmond.
His son was diagnosed on the autism spectrum just after his fifth birthday and John began writing as a coping mechanism to deal with the grief he and his family were experiencing. John realized he had been given a new mission in life and soon published his first book, a memoir of their autism experiences titled Totally Lost: A Brutally Honest Assessment of Raising a Child on the Autism Spectrum.
Please visit his web site for more information: www.johndrichmond.com
I received a complimentary copy. Thanks John!