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In addition to being the editor in chief of A Novel Mind and an advocate for neurodiversity and autism acceptance, Sally J. Pla is the author of award-winning novels for young people, including The Someday Birds  and Stanley Will Probably Be Fine, and the picture book Benji, The Bad Day, And Me, all of which feature 'differently brained' kids. Her newest novel, The Fire, The Water, and Maudie McGinn, will be out July 11, 2023. Visit her on linktree, or at

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Merriam Sarcia Saunders is a writer and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for helping people with ADHD, Learning Differences and Autism. She is the author of the companion picture books, My Whirling, Twirling Motor, and My Wandering, Dreaming Mind, and the middle grade novel, Trouble With a Tiny T.

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Kate Piliero was the talented creator of our website design. She is currently on hiatus.


Jen Drummond Brauer created our "Mr. Brainy" logo.

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Adriana White created our Resource Pages. She is an autistic school librarian and a former special education teacher. She holds a Master’s degree in Education as well as an MLIS. For more of Adriana's writing on autism, neurodiversity, and education, click here.

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