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Length: 210 pages

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  • File Size: 367 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Publication Date: December 19, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006OBWG0Q
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #450,323 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Hi, I'm Kim Stagliano, wife, Mom, writer, tired. My husband and I have three gorgeous girls - who have autism. Kind of impossible, considering autism affects boys 4:1 over girls. Mark and I have learned that impossible is often inescapable though.

I'm available for both in-person and Skype bookclub appearances and would love to learn about YOUR story. Details on how to contact me at my website: www.kimstagliano.com.

My novel House of Cards is a fast paced, funny mystery infused with the vagaries of suddenly caring for two kids with autism. It's Romantic Suspense. Sort of like my life!

My Memoir All I Can Handle I'm No Mother Teresa is humorous look at a life that has been anything but ordinary or easy - and yet is full of laughter, joy and love. I promise, you won't need a Prozac to read it. :)

I'm Managing Editor of www.ageofautism.com, the nation's first daily web newspaper about the autism epidemic. I write for The Huffington Post, am on the editorial staff of the Autism File Magazine, and am a feature writer for Spectrum Magazine. I speak at national autism conferences, and have appeared on Good Morning America (with the kids!), ABC News, Fox News, in The Chicago Tribune, The National Catholic Register, and on blogs around the world.

Mark and I live in CT with Mia, Gianna and Bella.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By planetpj on December 22, 2011
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I downloaded and read this fun book in one day! It was very entertaining :). I really hope that there will be future books featuring Kat Cavvichio.

I loved how Kim brought autism's day to day battles into the story without making it seem like an "autism book". I would absolutely recommend it to anyone, not just to autism mom's.

On a side note, I was impressed that as a "kindle first" book, it was well edited and not filled with typos. I read lots of "kindle only" books That are just filled with errors.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Hunt on January 1, 2012
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I got House of Cards to read while visiting relatives for the holidays. As someone without kids with Autism, I was worried the book might be bogged down with the Autism aspect but I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked into the story. The story was fast packed and a lot of fun! It was a great quick read, and I especially enjoyed the references to the Boston area, it brought me back. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun quick "chick thriller".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tina M on January 12, 2012
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Escapism at it's best! Chick lit, suspense, and a bit of autism weaved together to make for a fun and excited ride! I flipped each page (well, scrolled as it was my Kindle) with gusto to see what was going to happen next. Thanks Kim Stag for writing something to help us escape!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By KimNY on January 4, 2012
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House of Cards has it all - suspense, murder, romance - and autism! Kim does a wonderful job of weaving it all together and I certainly hope that readers will get a sequel(s). The characters are well developed while still leaving some wiggle room to learn more about them in later installments (hint hint Kim). Autism plays an important but not overpowering part in the book and i think that Kim did a great job of balancing autism and the rest of the story. For autism parents there will be a lot of recognition of things from our lives but, for those not familiar with autism, Kim does a great job of explaining the issues faced by the Cards. My only criticism is that all that terrific sounding food that Cat and her clan were regularly eating made me hungry the whole time. This is a great quick read and fit the bill for a quiet afternoon (a rarity for me!).
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By StacyM on December 21, 2011
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I am about half way through with this book and love it. It is well written with believable, well developed characters and a plausable storyline. As with her nonfiction books, Kim does a great job of telling about the good, bad, really ugly, and very touching parts of life in a family with autism while not being overbearing or preachy. I love the way she gives the reality of life with autism, whithout being all whiney and "poor me."
This is a great book with a great storyline, I will recommend it to all of my friends, even those not in the "autism" world. Great job Kim!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By elizabeth monterosso on January 17, 2012
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Kim did a great job of holding readers in suspense, using humor and sprinkling with life in a family with Autism. It was delightful, entertaining and suspenseful all in one.

I look forward to the next book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Vowell on December 27, 2011
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Kim stagliano does it again! Super read!!!!!
I have nothing but admiration for this writer, mother, and advocate. This time around she gets to write fiction! Love it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sailor on January 24, 2012
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Janet Evanovich need not worry--Kat is no competition to Stephanie Plum. As the grandmother of an autistic young man, I am sympathetic to the author as mother, but as reader, I don't need to be hit over the head in what was supposed to be a romantic mystery by the plight of parents of autistic kids. I get it, & the other readers would probably have gotten it without 90% of the details of daily care of autistic kids.

This author, with time, & more experience in this particular genre, could probably write a decent series. However, she cut off her story by wrapping it up in pink ribbons, so she would have to develop a different protagonist (hopefully, one w/out the propensity to barf so much), one who is both feisty & sustainable. The attempts at humor were heavy handed, & I hope in the future the humor will flow more naturally. I also hope future heroines will display some attributes that could reasonably appeal to future love interests.

I hate to complain so much since this book was a free offer, but I am still unhappy that I spent so much time slogging through bodily functions. I'd be willing to give this author another try, except she has enough writing experience so that this should have been a more polished effort (there were a few typos, but I'm talking about the writing, not the typing).
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