If I Squeeze Your Head I’m Sorry will hit virtual and real life shelves around the country in September, 2019. Pre-sales will be available SOON, so subscribe below for updates. It’s gonna be so very good.
What started in 2017 as a small scale art show about living with and parenting special needs has bloomed into a publishing contract for Rylan and me. Rylan originally drew 15 pictures about what it feels like to live in his brain and paired each drawing with insightful explanations. Following the art show, our YouTube hero, Mr. Chris, filmed about Rylan’s Tourettes and Autism. Combined, these two events had significant impact on his relationships with peers and teachers.
6 months after drafting a book proposal for his unique project, we received a gift through God’s grace. Our agent (Rylan calls her our lawyer) informed me that a publishing house in Texas wanted to publish. No questions asked. Armonia publishing is owned by a couple who have a son with Autism and Rylan’s work resonated. We went under contract for “If I Squeeze Your Head I’m Sorry,” which will come out in September, 2019. This one-of-a-kind picture book will uplift, educate, create dialogue, entertain, and allow readers to enter the brain of a child who sees, feels, and understands the world from a remarkably and refreshingly unique perspective.
Rylan’s project is an inclusive experience that will encourage humans to stop, look each other in the eye balls and listen to oneanother. Our hope is that readers will be reminded to take time to ask people around them what it’s like to see, hear and feel the world through their unique lens. Rylan’s heart will undoubtedly challenge, educate and create community among young children and adults alike.
We’re humbled and, as Rylan would say, “EPICALLY STOKED” to walk this journey and would love your company! Tell your neighbor, your hairstylist, your teachers, your great aunt Gerty, tell ALL your people. We’d sure love to grow a following of Rylan supporters and fans. PRE-SALES will be available very soon!
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Our community is inclusive and knows no limits, so hop aboard.
Rylan’s artwork is available as a traveling art show in the greater Grand Rapids, MI area. If you would like to feature his work at a conference, school, gallery, library, community center, church….we would love any and all of it. If you’re interested in partnering with us in any form, please give us a shout!