I have Turner syndrome, and so does the main character in my middle grade novel being published by Macmillan next month. AMA!
Hi friends! I'm Sarah, and I was born with Turner syndrome, which means I am missing an X chromosome. I had heart surgery when I was born, have some minor hearing loss, took growth hormone shots, and now take birth control to stimulate menstruation, though I've known since I was eight that I can't have kids of my own.
I'm also a writer! My debut novel, about a twelve-year-old girl who also has Turner syndrome, is being published by Macmillan on March 31st. I have always wanted to be a writer and have an MFA in creative writing from Brigham Young University. I never found books about girls like me when I was growing up so I'm unbelievably excited to share this story!
So, I'm here to answer anything I can about Turner syndrome and/or traditional children's publishing. AMA!
ETA: Wow, I had no idea this was going to blow up so big!! I've got to step away now and work on my second book, or it won't get done! I apologize for anybody's question that I've had to leave unanswered. I don't come to Reddit very often and now need to go back to the writing! If you're interested in this kind of thing, please feel free to follow me on Instagram!