Words spelled right, but out of context don't make a story, they make a dictionary.
Words assembled with sense, smarts and Imagination, but spelled wrong, still make a story.
I’m Nicole Kiefer, I’m the author of two publishing house bestsellers in Germany and Waiting in the Wings here in North America, and I’m dyslexic. And this is my story. From miracle child, to victim to becoming an author.
I was born with Nail-Patella-Syndrome, I’m dyslexic and I have Fibromyalgia, and this is my story.
When I was born my parents called me their miracle child, because medicine thought my mother wouldn’t be able to conceive.
When I began school my peers called me stupid, loser and worthless and for some time I believed them. My grades prove in my eyes that they were right.
I was told I would never amount to anything, that with my spelling and grammar I would never get a job that had to do with writing, and never get far in life.
I proved them all wrong when a publisher asked me if I would be willing to publish my work with him. That both my books where on the publishing house bestselling list for several month, was only more prove that I could be an author while being dyslexic. That one email changed my life, and how I saw myself, but it was only the beginning.
This book is the story of my life, and part of my life is being dyslexic, which is one of the reasons this book, is and never will be professionally edited. This book is a representation of dyslexic writing, a demonstration that the story matters more than the spelling.
So for this book, forget spelling, forget grammar and forget punctuation, leave all those rules behind and read the story. You might be surprised at what you find.