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The Hidden Gems Author Podcast

Episode 89 – How to Succeed as a Neurodivergent Author

Hosted by: Craig Tuch and Roland Hulme with special guest Andrew McDowell

When it comes to life’s challenges, there are those that choose to evade them, and those that confront them head on. Today’s guest, Andrew McDowell, undoubtedly belongs to the latter category.

Diagnosed at a young age with Asperger’s syndrome, Andrew faced significant hurdles in fundamental aspects of writing, from language and reading to deciphering emotional cues. But instead of letting his diagnosis stand in the way of his dream of becoming an author, he turned his focus towards transforming his unique challenges into strengths. With no well-trodden road to follow, Andrew’s journey is nothing short of inspirational.

Each step was a lesson learned through trial and error, yet he persisted, refusing to let any obstacle block him for long. Today, Andrew stands as a published author, with his debut YA/Epic Fantasy novel earning fantastic reviews, and the eagerly anticipated second installment nearing publication.

Join us as Andrew takes us through his incredible journey of resilience and triumph, and allow his story to inspire you towards achieving your own goals, no matter how out of reach they may seem.

Andrew McDowell

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