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Romy Wyllie’s Book “Loving Andrew” to Shine at Printers Row Lit Fest 2024

This narrative illuminates the lesser-known aspects of schizophrenia within the Down syndrome community, fostering understanding and empathy among readers from all walks of life.

San Diego, CA – WEBWIRE

Her account of the history and science behind the disorder is thoroughly researched yet highly readable, and she evenhandedly discusses the possible impacts of modern prenatal genetic testing… Transcending this aim, her book is as richly absorbing for casual readers as for caregivers and loved ones of Down syndrome children and adults. This clear-eyed, intelligent memoir is an invaluable resource for anyone whose life is affected by a developmental disability. Kirkus Reviews

The self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet is honored to exhibit Romy Wyllie’s poignant book “Loving Andrew: A Fifty-Two-Year Story of Down Syndrome” at the Printers Row Lit Fest 2024. The book event will take place on September 7-8, 2024, at Printers Row Park on 620 South Dearborn Street in Chicago, IL, USA.

The Printers Row Lit Fest captures the essence of Chicago’s thriving publishing sector, which churned out where numerous publications were created. These print shops played a crucial role in showcasing many authors throughout history. The festival, recognized as the top open-air literary event in the Midwest, attracts over 100,000 attendees and more than 200 booksellers. Presented by the Chicago Tribune, the two-day outdoor literary showcase guarantees a vibrant celebration of literature and culture.

Amid the backdrop of a touching family narrative, “Loving Andrew: A Fifty-Two-Year Story of Down Syndrome” delves into the remarkable journey of Andrew, a son born with Down syndrome, and the family’s resilience in the face of challenges. From overcoming the loss of a sibling to cancer to navigating the complexities of parenthood, the Wyllie family’s story is a testament to love, strength, and acceptance.

Andrew’s triumphant achievements, despite initial doubts about his capabilities, inspire all. His diverse accomplishments, from academics to sports, showcase the extraordinary potential of individuals with disabilities.

Attendees to the Printers Row Lit Fest 2024 can see “Loving Andrew” displayed at the ReadersMagnet exhibit booth.

Be inspired by Andrew’s heartwarming and uplifting story in “Loving Andrew: A Fifty-Two-Year Story of Down Syndrome.” Order Romy Wyllie’s book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. To learn more about the author and her work, visit .

Author Bio

Romy Wyllie began writing in her mid-sixties after surviving a devastating wildfire. Her book “Loving Andrew: A Fifty-Two-Year Story of Down Syndrome” took 18 years to publish. She also authored two architecture books and a monograph. In October 2020, she released a prequel to “Loving Andrew” called From There to Here: War, Peace, Pandemic - A Memoir.

“Loving Andrew: A Fifty-Two-Year Story of Down Syndrome”
Author: Romy Wyllie
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published date: October 26, 2012

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