Author Shalini F Wickremesooriya PHD Releases ‘Invincible’

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New book reveals collection of personal accounts, stories of individuals with disabilities

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A change in attitude towards individuals with disabilities can make communities richer, stronger, tolerant, loving and kind.

Author Shalini F Wickremesooriya PHD believes that many people encounter individuals with disabilities often in their lives. They are either family members or part of the social fabric of communities. They are sometimes visible and sometimes hidden. However their voices, although silent or ignored, are real.

In her new book, “Invincible” (published by AuthorHouse), she gives people with disability a chance to be heard, inspiring readers to learn and understand more about them. The book contains stories as told by individuals with disabilities. Each story looks at an individual with a unique disability and takes readers through the journey the individual has been through while highlighting thoughts, feelings, hopes, dreams and everyday life with all its challenges. Set in different countries, this book reflects different lifestyles, economic statuses, cultures and religions. The narratives are funny, sad and matter-of-factly.

An excerpt from the book:
As I walk in the gorge and spot a butterfly, I sense the butterfly’s feelings, its thoughts and its expectations, as it flies to a flower and gently hovers before daintily placing its feet on the delicate petals. As the butterfly gently rubs its nose savoring the beautiful aroma and enjoying the tickles, I know it is asking for permission to drink deeply. I am fascinated and drawn to the reverence, gentleness and love that surround these acts; rare characteristics in humans.

“A change in attitude towards individuals with disabilities can make communities richer, stronger, tolerant, loving and kind,” the author says. “It can also free communities from strife, division, hatred and pride. In a nutshell, by changing one’s attitude towards disability, one can become a healthy and beautiful person from within.”

“Invincible”
By Shalini F Wickremesooriya PHD
Hardcover | 6x9in | 112 pages | ISBN 9781524610524
Softcover | 6x9in | 112 pages | ISBN 9781524610548
E-Book | 112 pages | ISBN 9781524610531
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Shalini F Wickremesooriya PHD was born in Sri Lanka. She is married and the mother of two grown up children. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Birmingham, UK and her doctoral degree from the University of Sheffield. She is an independent practitioner certified by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and licensed by the Sri Lanka Medical Council. She is a stuttering specialist who works closely with the Stuttering Foundation, USA and a provider of the Listening Program, a research based program developed by Advanced Brain Technologies, USA. She engages in research, speaks at international conferences, writes to research journals, acts as a journal reviewer and liaises with professionals across the globe.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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