Sherry Fisher’s children’s book launches new marketing campaign

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‘Amanda, Just the Way I Am’ explains physical, mental disabilities to children

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When author Sherry Fisher’s daughter, Amanda, was born, the doctors explained that Amanda would have several mental and physical disabilities and advised Fisher on the special care her daughter would need. As Amanda grew up, Fisher noticed other children treating her differently and decided to do something about it.

Fisher’s book, “Amanda, Just the Way I Am” (published by AuthorHouse), which is kicking off a new marketing campaign in the second half of 2014, explains Amanda’s disabilities in Amanda’s own words, in an effort to help young readers better understand their classmates with disabilities.

“Amanda, Just the Way I Am” gently addresses some of the biggest differences Amanda sees in herself. She has a harder time seeing, hearing, speaking and running than most children, but even so, her family loves her just the way she is, a phrase that is repeated consistently throughout the text.

Throughout her book, Fisher educates children about disabilities and shows them that disabled children are not so different from themselves. She hopes to provide parents with a teaching tool.

An excerpt from “Amanda, Just the Way I Am”:

“I go to Special Olympics
so I can play basketball,
softball, run track and
compete in gymnastics.”

Amanda, Just the Way I Am
By Sherry Fisher
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781434312358
E-Book | 24 pages | ISBN 9781481765558
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Sherry Fisher lives on top of Crowley’s Ridge in Arkansas with her husband. She has written a feature article for About Families, a Pennsylvania based publication, and has also been featured in Arizona Parenting magazine.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC 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. For more information or to publish a book, visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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