A Courageous Mother’s Journey in Shaping Her Children’s Future

This powerful book inspires and builds awareness through her life story of becoming a parent and advocate for her children’s right to live a full and fulfilling life.

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An inspiring author, Dorothy Fickenscher writes her own story about how she raised her twins with special needs. The infinite possibilities of living a rich and full life despite a diagnosis of a developmental disability and the challenges in healthcare and the educational system are described in “The Right to a Full Life,” published by Authors Press.

Ms. Fickenscher’s story is a message of hope and an inspiring example of how to view things from a calm and positive perspective. She consistently cultivates important life skills for her children that lead to the development of greater self-sufficiency. Her story shows how a parent plays a significant role in a child’s life and can help develop the supports that help the child move into his/her own place in the community as an adult.

About the Author

Dorothy Fickenscher is a mother, teacher, and advocate for people with developmental disabilities. She was born at the end of World War II and has three siblings. She was the second child and the first girl in the family. After studying Liberal Arts and extensive postgraduate work, she became a teacher in life and profession. She builds connections through communities in promoting opportunities and supporting individuals with or without developmental disabilities. Even after retirement, she continues to live a full life, just like her children.

Book copies are available on Amazon, and other online book retailers.

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Cassidy McKinnie is a single mother of two sons, ages 13 and 4. She is a member of the NAACP. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Minor in Psychology from The University of TN at Martin. She will pursue her Master’s degree in Psychology.

This is her first published book, and she plans to write more in the future. She went through many life struggles from childhood to adulthood. She suffered child abuse, neglect, poverty, and bullying from her parents and peers. However, she sustained her faith and trust in God.

Journey of My Mother’s Son Podcast Host Releases Second Book

 Although the cover would make potential readers think that this is a book purely about baseball, it is truly a book about life.

The book is a memoir of two chapters of one man’s life. The first 17 chapters, which were part of the original release in 2012 chronicle Clouser’s coaching career and the importance that he put on teaching his players the life lessons that can be taught through the game of baseball.

The ten added chapters (19-27) are an account of the spiritual journey that led Clouser to step down from an incredibly successful and rewarding 30-year career of coaching and running a nonprofit youth sports organization. That journey led Dan and his wife Sandy to take a leap of faith and sell their house and all of their belongings to live full-time in an RV. The theme of giving of oneself resonates throughout both the old and new chapters of the book. With that philosophy at the heart of his life, Dan, his wife, and their golden retriever, Youkilis continue to give back by volunteering with various projects as they travel across the country in their RV.

The final chapter (28) is re-written with a new perspective of what Clouser’s legacy may be.

The book is available in both paperback and hard cover through Amazon and other book sellers. The original 2012 release is no longer in print, but used copies are available through various online outlets.

Dan writes extensively on his travels. His blogs can be found on his website at www.DanClouser.com. His podcast, The Journey of My Mother’s Son, Many Little People in Many Little Places covers a wide variety of topics and is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon, and everywhere podcasts can be found.

Clouser’s third book will be the first of his upcoming three book The Journey of My Mother’s Son series. The subtitles of the series will be Many Random Thoughts from the Road (spring 2022 publication date), Many Little People (fall 2022 publication date), and Many Little Places (spring 2023 publication date).

Also scheduled for a spring 2022 publication date will be Clouser’s first children’s book which is written from the perspective of his dog, Four Paws and Six Wheels Across America, the Adventures of Youkilis the Golden Retriever. The project will be illustrated by Rachel Wertz.

The Journey of My Mother’s Son

Dan Clouser



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