Monday, February 20, 2017
Guest Post: Jeremy Breitenbach
I met Jeremy at the event, Our books Are Not Free. He was looking for an author slot and they were all filled but after talking with him, I offered him a spot on my blog. Thirty-one years ago my son was born a two pound preemie and has cerebral palsy. He's the best son I could ask for and I admire anyone with a disability that strives for happiness. Here is Jeremy's story and I hope you will support him by buying his book, sharing this post with friends, and connecting with him on social media.
I was born prematurely at 24 weeks gestation. I am blind (legally blind to be specific). I have no vision in my right eye and limited in my left. I use braille to read and write. I also have cerebral palsy which limits me to the use of one hand, my left.
I use a device called a VoiceNote Apex to write/braille my books. It is part of the BrailleNote family of products from HumanWare. The VoiceNote Apex's only difference from a BrailleNote Apex is that the VoiceNote doesn't have a refreshable braille display. It uses text-to-speech (tts).
The first book I published is called The Gateway: A physicist opens a gateway on a planet within another dimension which leads to an alien invasion; violence and strong language.
Buy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Gateway-Jeremy-Breitenbach-ebook/dp/B00P453Y2M/
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-gateway-jeremy-breitenbach/1120684018?ean=9781502377043
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