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Monday, March 28, 2016

Check out this new book by Neil Sturomski!

So excited this morning because my copy of Neil Sturomski's new book, Scrambled, just arrived! Neil is the co-creator of the Institute to Credential Special Learning Needs Resource Specialists. You can visit Neil's website to order your copy: http://neilsturomski.com/

Here's the scoop:


By Neil Sturomski

SƆRAMBLƎD: A NovelSƆRAMBLƎD exemplifies the struggles faced by many individuals with learning disabilities. Its main character – Matt Walsh – is a twenty-something adult whose learning disability is the root cause of persistent angst, frustration and turmoil as he tries desperately to achieve, to succeed both in his career – and in his personal life.

The novel attempts to describe Matt’s inner-most thoughts as he works to better himself and overcome his skill deficits. His anxiety – and life’s common distractions – often get the better of him as he strives to move up the ladder toward career security.

In addition to coping with his work-related issues, Matt has fallen in love with Sarah – a beautiful and talented woman with a budding medical career. She is fully aware of Matt’s learning issues, loves him for his perseverance and his innate talents, and supports his desire and efforts at improvement. But, Matt’s love for Sarah causes him additional anxiety. He needlessly worries that he can’t meet her expectations. And he fears moving forward with her until he can provide financially for her and the family they both want.

The pages of SƆRAMBLƎD will show you how Matt perseverates on his difficulties. You’ll meet individuals who play a role in Matt’s life, realize the opportunities they present, and learn how Matt reacts to them. You’ll see how his strength of will helps him succeed and how his fears almost undo all of his hard work. And you’ll see how his intense love for Sarah both energizes and nearly paralyzes him. In the end, does Matt truly succeed? Is he able to gain control over his learning, his career, his personal life? These questions, and more, are all answered in “SƆRAMBLƎD”.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Sarah for posting information about SƆRAMBLƎD. About 25 to 30 years ago I started to write a novel (this novel) – the main character being an adult with a learning disability. I wrote it because I was frustrated when so many people didn’t really understand what an individual with a learning disability might be going through – internally. I wrote a general synopsis and about two chapters. However, life and my expanding career got in the way. A little over a year ago I realized not a lot had changed regarding people’s perceptions of individuals with learning disabilities. Also -- now that I was older, I seemed to make time to write. I looked for the old synopsis and two chapters I wrote but they were on a floppy disc and needless to say none of my computers could take that older technology – imagine that. I eventually found a hard copy of that synopsis and those chapters in a file. From that I began to again write what has now become SƆRAMBLƎD. I truly hope I created a story that’s interesting having added romance, a bit of a romantic triangle, and a number of career issues. AND I hope I also provided a greater understanding of what individuals with learning disabilities go through on a day-to-day basis. Enjoy the read!

    You can read chapter excerpts on my Facebook page – please, everyone who reads this on this blog, feel free to “Friend” me. However know my Facebook page is really about my novel – and the next one being written – Unscrambled! Also on Amazon one can read the first few chapters of SƆRAMBLƎD. You can get there at Amazon or through my website – www.neilsturomski.com. Spread the word!

    Thanks again Sarah for mentioning my novel on your blog. It is so exciting to see you share information here on so many issues – including effective educational strategies – for individuals with “Special Learning Needs”.

    All the Best to You All -- Neil