An Interview with Author Samantha Picaro
In our latest interview, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Samantha Picaro, the talented author behind the heartwarming young adult novel, “Limitless Roads Cafe.” Samantha’s writing is a testament to her passion for storytelling and her commitment to exploring themes of family, friendship, and the pursuit of dreams.
Drawing from her background in Social Work and her identity as an #ActuallyAutistic individual, Samantha infuses her work with authenticity and depth. Her journey as an author is as unique as her writing, and she has even contributed thought-provoking articles, such as “We Need More Autistic Women in the Media,” to Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology. Join us as we delve into Samantha’s literary world and learn more about the person behind the words.
About The Book
Kinsey Fontana relies on lists to navigate the world as an autistic teen. #Goals list: win her dream event planning internship (she knows it’s an ironic dream); master the art of masking; and gain Mom’s approval. Instead, she works at a café hiring teens with disabilities. Although she loves the café and discounted macchiatos, she dreams of more than planning open mic nights.
She has an opportunity to shine by throwing a fundraiser to save the café. The catch: allow her ex-best friend Melissa Castillo to be her assistant and pretend they are friends again so Melissa’s parents respect her.
To-do list: plan the fundraiser with zero fundraising experience; work with the intimidating hotel planner who rejected her for the internship; and use every masking technique to charm rather than repel people from sponsors to a boy band. Although she needs unhealthy amounts of caffeine to handle autistic burnout, Kinsey reconsiders her #Goals list and realizes self-doubt belongs down the drain like incorrect orders.
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