I am a mother of two young adult children; a daughter and a son. My son has autism... I am also a writer and I have been writing for over 30+ years.
While my writing started out purely as an enjoyable hobby it soon became good therapy, particularly when I felt the need to express what was on my mind, no matter whether the subject was uplifting or somber, it was always good therapy - personally.
At one stage, I had also considered the idea of undertaking a journalist course to help further my writing skills. However, when my second child was eventually diagnosed with Autism and Intellectual Impairment at the age of nearly 5 my writing career was suddenly put on hold and I literally stopped writing...
Eventually, in an attempt to keep up with my writing, I turned my skills to something which I'd never thought about, let alone imagined I would ever do - I decided to write a book - a memoir - about my personal experience of living with and raising a child with autism and intellectual impairment; the full details of which can also be found on my Facebook Page: Heather Golding - Author.
This has ultimately led me to become a memoir writer and published article writer about many diverse topics which are personal to myself, by merely documenting much of life's experiences: both good and bad; happy and sad. No matter what the subject, the inspiration to write about it has always been and will always remain good therapy, which in turn helps to save my sanity in this often mad and insane world...
My biggest triumph however, is surely my personal achievement - to write not only one book - but two - about my young son's autism, which covers his early years and again throughout his teenage years and how with my continued love of writing has not only helped me to approach such a personally affected subject, my writing has also helped me to find some peace.
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Heather Golding - Author
Authors Interview with Heather Golding - 12/06/2016 www.t.co/alM5ipq2Qc@wordpressdotcom *N.B. The above Link does NOT work / it is NOT secure!* A print-out or a downloaded copy of this Interview will be added to the Website at a later date. Thank you.