We are proud to report that one of our volunteers, a wonderful artist called Susie Parry, has just published her first book ‘Carrie in the Land of Not-Oz’. Susie wrote it with the aim of helping children with Asperger’s (a form of Autism), a subject very dear to her heart.  She has wanted to write and illustrate a book for a long time and the creative writing sessions at Arc finally helped her to grow the confidence to put pen to paper.

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“Coming to the creative writing sessions at Arc helped me to have the self-confidence to write and illustrate a novel for children. I wanted to write an adventurous chapter book that children with or without Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) could enjoy, and hopefully find uplifting and encouraging.  The main character, Carrie, is 11 years old, and has ASD.  I am in the process of writing a sequel, in which Carrie has new adventures and finds new friend on holiday in Cornwall.  I would like to thank everyone at Arc for helping and encouraging me, and being so supportive.  Arc is a wonderful place for helping and inspiring people to try new creative activities, and supporting their well-being.” 
The book is available via Amazon.