Hey all my lovelies, please check out this collection of short stories by a young author whose amazing determination has helped him overcome Autism and become an author.
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Title: Escape Hatch
Release Date: May 7, 2012
Escape Hatch is a collection of ten flash fiction and short stories dealing with the supernatural and terror. In the spirit of Rod Serling and The Twilight Zone, the stories will shock and make you wonder to the “bitter” end. Open this ebook and step into the mind of a serial killer, a modern day dragon, a non-sparkling vampire or the criminally insane.
Alphonso P. Spain grew up all over the state of Texas--small towns, cities and sprawling metropolises. At the age of 3 he was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, and through his own determination and the help of fantastic teachers and therapists he was able to develop into a fully functioning and adjusted young man.
A gifted child in spite of his "disability" Alphonso learned the alphabet at 18-months, was reading at 2 ½ years of age and taught himself sign language at the age of 3.
At 4 his mother disconnected his computer and removed it from his desk for bad behavior. He simply went into the closet and hooked it up himself, away from his mother's eyes. While most children were eating mud-pies, he was immersed in books for readers twice his age. As a first grade student, teachers for a sixth grade class asked him to help teach older student how to read.
When Alphonso's family welcomed a younger brother into the household, he would read him bedtime stories and instill a love of the written word in his brother that continues to this day. He has not yet passed along his love of books to his sister--she is more interested in ripping the pages out and eating them--but she is still a toddler so he feels there is hope.
While attending charter college prep middle and high schools in Houston, his teachers helped him focus his writing, encouraging him to release his literary creativity. He will graduate high school in 2012, going on to major in Creative Writing at the University of Houston as one of the Class of 2016. Currently, he lives in Houston, surrounded by his Grandmother and Mother along with his siblings.