Children’s Author and Illustrator Samatha Cotterill

A new -indiebookstoreboost post to help support the Capital Region’s independent booksellers

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Description automatically generatedAuthor and illustrator Samantha Cotterill wishes there were picture books when she was growing up four decades ago that depicted someone like her. She was picked on by other children and bullied in school because she was on the autism spectrum.

Now the mother of two teenage sons, Samantha has created the Little Senses series that will allow kids on the spectrum to recognize themselves in a playful, fun, and therapeutic way.

Samantha, who lives in Niskayuna, has joined the Writers Institute and WAMC collaboration -IndieBookstoreBoost to support her favorite local independent bookstore, The Open Door in Schenectady. She was scheduled to do an in-store event, but the store was forced to shut down as a precaution against the COVID-19 outbreak.

Watch her interview with Writers Institute Director Paul Grondahl at The Conversation:

You’ll also find information on how to order a signed copy — personalized with a sketch — of new book titled Can I Play Too?

Thank you for your continued support of the NYS Writers Institute and the region’s independent booksellers.

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