Becoming Mrs. Rogers by Cindi Rogers Fragile X Syndrome Adventure

photo6Good Day Folks!
Becoming Mrs. Rogers is the true and heart-felt story of one couple’s journey into acceptance following a devastating genetic diagnosis for both of their sons. Their story, its highs and lows entwined with its wisdom and compassion, has been a beacon of hope for thousands of families struggling with fragile X and other autism spectrum disorders. Her book is available on amazon
Fragile X is a common and inherited cause of learning difficulties, affecting a child’s entire world, including social and behavioral problems as well as cognition and speech. Rogers not only tells her story, but also gives advice for new parents, sharing facts about…
* the physical and behavioral characteristics of Fragile X
* the effects of Fragile X on learning, functioning and daily activities
* medication and therapy

* how fragile X affects the family.
Cindi Rogers and her husband, Chris, share the perspectives and tools they embraced in order to help their boys be as happy and independent as they can possibly be. It is a story of challenges, tears, joy and hope.
**A portion of the proceeds of this book are donated to the Rogers Neighborhood FX Family Fund which in turn offers scholarships to the NFXF International bi-yearly FX Conferences.** 
Cindi Rogers
Cindi is the mother of two sons, ages 23 and 25, who are affected with fragile X syndrome and autism. Since receiving this diagnosis, Cindi has become a leader and symbol of hope within the fragile X community.  Her positive attitude, creativity and defining can-do attitude has inspired families and professionals worldwide. Cindi and her family have travelled to conferences around the world to present her innovative strategies, helping families not only to live with fragile X, but to also thrive. It has become her personal mission to share techniques to help families generate ideas that they can implement in their own world, while helping their children with fragile X syndrome to live happier, more independent lives. Today, Cindi serves on the board of directors for Developmental FX in Denver, a non-profit that helps families just like hers learn to thrive in the face of fragile X syndrome. She lives and works with her husband and two sons in Littleton, Colorado, and together they love traveling the U.S. in their RV named Rocket.
To keep up with Cindi Rogers  twitter-  @MrsRogers2014
Rogers Neighborhood FX Family Fund
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Thank you for stopping by today, Hope you will check Cindi Rogers book “Becoming Mrs Rogers” her fragile x  syndrome story.  Enjoy your adventure every day brings you! WB

Have You Ever Seen a Firefly Adventure



 Good Day Folks.

Have You Ever Seen a Firefly? By Debbie Estrem
Illustrated by Kim Sponaugle  Adventure!
4 stars
Have You Ever Seen a Firefly is a fun read for preschool to early reader. Is a sweet book that asks if you have seen or done things? It explores the adventures and questions that kids have. I like the ending. “Have you counted the stars at night” It encourages dreaming, adventure and exploring and could lead to learning and discussions of the little exciting things young ones experience. The illustrations by Kim Sonaugle are beautiful and full of the little adventures we all have ,even enjoying chocolate pudding. They really enhance the book.

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Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed this review adventure, Have You Ever Seen a Firefly by Debbie Estrem.Enjoy the adventure every day brings you, WB  WendyBookcaseLogo clear background copyright included

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Born to be Wild Adventure


Good Day Folks,

I was looking at music and came across Steppenwolfs’s song Born to be wild. Listen to it. We are Born to be wild.

Lookin’ for adventure
And whatever comes our way”

Like a true nature’s child
We were born, born to be wild
We can climb so high
I never wanna die

Born to be wild
Born to be wild

I was recently adopted for Adopt a Author Event on FB. Brittany The-BookNerd Carrigan, She has set up a 3 month event on Facebook. She is a blast to work with and helps us authors. Here is the event page if you would like to join. Wendy and Rachel’s Promotion- Palooza

I have an event February 13th for our local Festival of the Arts at the Library. It is an interesting event, for an entire month we get to explore different types of art.

I am a guest speaker to discuss children’s literature.  As I was writing my presentation I realized children need to be wild. They were born for adventure.

When I wrote my first book James Saves the Moon. We were in the middle of a wonderful fun adventure. We were living in Iceland. My son was 7 learning in Icelandic. I was keeping him up on his English. He is a gifted child especially when it came to being a gifted speaker and adventure. He was a early talker and storyteller. He was speaking in full sentences by the time he was two. Today at 15 he is still gifted in speech. His command of language is unbelievable to me. While I was continuing  his education at home to read in English. We discovered many books were boring no adventure. We did discover Tintin. My son loved those books. All about adventure and he could read them both in English and Icelandic. On my last trip to Holland, I picked up a couple  that were in Dutch. Now he is exploring music. My twin daughters are more the hands on explorers. They want activity, risk takers. I find them on roofs, up trees, swing set poles. They have little fear of the unknown. They were climbing mountains, cliffs, soccer nets at two. I could not have blinds or drapes in their windows when they were toddlers. I could not have open windows either.

I think this why a little place in my brain was unlocked with adventures, when my son one day said . “Look Mom the moon is on the mountain. I am going to touch it tonight. We all ran to the window in his bedroom to look.

“Let me tell you it was on the mountain, huge and it seemed we could feel the moon beams shooting through us.  I had a dream that night. The next day I wrote the first draft. Since then  I have had many dreams and written many things. The hard part is focusing long enough to finish a story. I love having this part of the brain free to explore , dream, share the adventures that were locked up for so many years.

The most important thing for a child is being able to go on an adventure. Children’s books should have an adventure no matter what. They want to explore touch, feel, take apart, figure things out as if always on a adventure. I think the most gifted educators are the ones to take a child on an adventure every day in class no matter what the subject is. Let’s, allow children be born to be wild it is there gift to us and our future. Exploration and Adventure is a good thing.

My children’s books are all about adventure my reviews and private messages have brought me pure joy when mothers tell me, my goodness my kids could not put it down. My son wants to ride the dragon. My child with ADHD or Autism was captivated with your story.  Kids need to let their imaginations fly. The illustrations have a dragon on every picture. I am lucky I have worked with two wonderful illustrators. Jim Weidman and Kelly Murray. I came to Anchor Group Publishing with my own illustrators and my poor grammar skills. They embraced my adventures. Working with Anchor Group and the authors of Anchor Group has been a wonderful adventure. All the authors are so talented and take you on adventures. The lil anchors (kids authors) have  fun adventures. We help each other, encourage each other to be our best.  Adventure and Exploring is in my opinion the trail to happiness.


pizap.com13589813810391  James Saves the Moon is available on Amazon and B&N in E-Book or Print

James Saves the Moon E-Book on Amazon

 James Saves the Moon in print on Amazon

James Saves the Moon on B&N E-Book or Print

New Release Helga Returns is only available E-Book print should be available March 1

 If you see Helga Returns with out the green frame do not purchase it. I keep trying to get amazon to remove it.

Helga Returns on Amazon E-Book

Friday The 13th a Day of Luck Really!


Lucky Friday the 13th adventure.

I learned earlier in the week via my lovely children. Every month that starts with a  Sunday there is a Friday the 13th in that month. Always feel lucky when I learn something new.

13 has always been a lucky number for me.13 looks cool too. Many of us begin the adventure of change from child to adult at 13. It is truly a magical number. So enjoy the adventure.

As you know from my previous post. I signed on with Anchor Group Publishing. My books are scheduled to be released in 2013. Two of my kids books have 13. The first one has 13 illustrations and Tomfoolery has 13 Icelandic yule lads and 13 illustrations. I guess Helga Returns just needed 16 illustrations to make the story  come alive.

I am heading out to purchase my 13 lotto tickets.

Have a lucky adventure today. WB