Famous Writer Overcomes Dyslexia

Debbie couldn’t read until the 5th grade.

My mother-in-law is a huge fan of the best selling author Debbie Macomber.  I personally have never read any of her books but was really interested when my mother-in-law forwarded an article about Debbie Macomber having dyslexia and couldn’t read until she was in the 5th grade.

“With more than 130 million copies of her books in print, Debbie Macomber is one of the world’s most popular authors.

The #1 New York Times bestselling author is best known for her ability to create compelling characters and bring their stories to life in her books. Drawing on her own experiences and observations, Debbie writes heartwarming tales about small-town life, home and family, enduring friendships and women who knit. Every book features the delightful sense of humor for which readers clamor. Not bad for a woman who is dyslexic and didn’t learn to read until she was in the fifth grade.

Her dyslexia did not deter the young mother of four from pursuing a lifelong dream of becoming published. She celebrated her first sale in 1982 when Silhouette Books acquired her manuscript, Heartsong. The book became the first category romance ever to be reviewed by Publishers Weekly. She was soon featured in Newsweek—and demand for her books quickly exceeded her wildest dreams. Now Debbie maintains a list of more than 130,000 readers, with whom she regularly corresponds.” For more information visit www.independent.ie/health/case-studies/living-with-dyslexia-1356450.html

Dyslexia is a gift.

I see a lot of clients here at Dyslexia Correction Specialties who tell me their hopes and dreams of succeeding in a specific profession, but they don’t think they can do it because of their dyslexia. I always encourage them that their dyslexia is really a gift.

Dyslexic’s have a unique way of thinking.

It is what allows them to think the way they do and to come up with the awesome stories or ideas that they have.  Dyslexics often have a unique way of looking at things and therefore come up with fantastic stories or solutions to problems.

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