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Songwriter Marc Jordan Dyslexic Advantage

Award-winning prolific songwriter Marc Jordan.

“I don’t read recipes, I make everything up,” he says. “That’s what my life has been, a world of my own construct.” – Marc Jordan

Music ability and dyslexia may share the same gene, but also it might be that many dyslexics do well writing songs because of strengths in storytelling […]

[Premium] Dyslexia and Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Gareth Cook

How does a dyslexic writer become a Pulitzer Prize winning writer? Brock and I recently had the chance to talk with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Gareth Cook, writer and editor for the New York Times best-selling series Best American Infographics, as well as leading articles in the Boston Globe (Ideas section), New York Times Magazine, […]
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Dyslexia and Dav Pilkey – Captain Underpants and More

Dav Pilkey is the prolific author and illustrator of the popular Captain Underpants series. Dav is both dyslexic and ADHD.

From The Guardian:

“How do you pronounce your name?

It’s Dave and the reason, I think, people get mixed up is because it’s spelt “Dav”, which is untraditional. I used to work at Pizza Hut – do […]

Dyslexia and Creative Talents of Carly Simon and Family

From WBUR: “One celebrated Martha’s Vineyard family is trying to spread the word that a diagnosis of dyslexia doesn’t spell doom; on the contrary, it can lead to more creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.

Carly Simon, the Grammy award-winning musician, is now 70. But few people know that the accomplished singer and songwriter struggled with dyslexia, […]

Dyslexia as Rocket Fuel – Sir Anthony Hopkins at 74

“When you’re a certain age and becoming conscious that you’re inadequate in school — which I was — it’s a lonely feeling…You feel isolated and bullied and all the rest of it. I was pretty strong, so nobody bullied me, but I did feel isolated. And I look back on it all now as […]

[Premium] Dyslexia and Children’s Book Author Jeanne Betancourt

On Dyslexia and Writing Books:“I believe that being dyslexic has helped me as a writer. Since learning to read and write was difficult for me growing up, I paid more attention to the world around me.”- Jeanne Betancourt, author of over 70 children’s books (Pony Pals series, My Name is Brain Brian), TV writer for ABC […]
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Pirate Tales with Dyslexic Author Stacey Campbell – July 21st

Ahoy Mateys! Join Us July 21st for a rollicking good piratey time with dyslexic children’s book author Stacey Campbell, the author of Mom’s Choice Award-Winning Book, Arrgh! (children 6 and up!).

Stacey lives in the San Juan islands and I had the pleasure of meeting with her and found her enthusiasm for writing and discovering absolutely contagious. […]