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Available Now ... Brilliant Souls
Hello, and welcome to StephanieWincik.com! Like most writers, much of what I think, learn about, and experience eventually spills back out onto the printed page in one form or another. In my case, I write books about the things that interest me and hope that others might share in those interests. As a result, you will find a number of diverse topics covered in the books on this site.
A fascination with history coupled with a strong curiosity about the paranormal resulted in several books documenting local ghost stories, legends, and other ghostly goings-on in my hometown of Girard, Pennsylvania and the surrounding area. Later, my longtime interest in the American Civil War led to the creation of a time-travel adventure series for young readers set in nineteenth-century Virginia, Northern Lights and The Journey: A Northern Lights Adventure.
More recently, I have just completed second edition of Making a Case for Life, entitled Brilliant Souls. As a registered nurse with three decades of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, I have had the privilege of knowing a number of delightful people who happen to have Down syndrome. Currently, though, largely due to new and less invasive prenatal testing, an estimated 80-90% of all babies with Down syndrome are aborted. In this updated book, I hope to dispel many of the myths about Down syndrome, most of which are based on outdated information, and offer a fresh perspective on the place individuals with Down syndrome have in our modern society. In Brilliant Souls, I have included an additional chapter exploring the intriguing connection many people with Down syndrome appear to have with the spiritual world.
So--thank you for visiting, and I hope you will stop back often for updates and to check out my blog at www.stephaniewincikblog.blogspot.com