Karen Kingsbury Giveaway

 Autism is very real, and life-changing to the families and friends who love an autistic child or adult.
Karen Kingsbury wrote the book Unlocked (linked to my review) after seeing for herself a teenager who came  out of the shell of autism.  (She included her personal experience in the Reader Letter at the end of the book.)

This book was wonderful, and I highly recommend it for a peek into the difficult world of autism.

On a personal note, just last week I learned that my former ninth grade student with autism is all grown up now and doing pretty well, overall.  I was so excited to learn this, especially after learning some of the additional hurdles he has faced.  When I think of autism, Matt comes to mind.  

Even if you have already read this book, consider entering anyway to give it to a friend who is facing the challenge of raising a special needs child.  The book does not sugar-coat autism, but it does offer hope.
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED, and the winner has been contacted.  Congratulations, Cathy C!
I have one gently read copy of Unlocked to give to one reader of This Simple Home.  To enter, you must be a GFC follower or subscriber of This Simple Home.  Then leave a comment below.  Please leave an email address in the comment to be sure that I can contact you if you are the winner.

Extra Entries: Leave a separate comment for each entry.
~ Like This Simple Home on Facebook(1 entry/comment)
~ Share about the Giveaway Week or this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter with a link back to This Simple Home. (Leave an entry each time you do it...with a maximum of five entries.)

Giveaway will run through Tuesday, February 7th and is limited to US and Canadian residents.  Random.org will choose the winner.  The winner will be announced on this post and will be emailed.  The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or I will choose another winner.


  1. I've read a lot of Karen Kingsbury but not this particular book.

    I subscribe to you through Google Reader.

    barbarah06 (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. I know about autism first hand. Fortunately, my son is very high functioning. Sometimes, he makes me wonder if it is the rest of the world that should be labeled atypical. I love Karen Kingsbury. Looking forward to reading this book.

  3. I also liked This Simple Home on FB. My email:
    angiechadwell at yahoo dot com

  4. I also liked This Simple Home on FB. My email:
    angiechadwell at yahoo dot com

  5. I follow via GFC, and subscribe via email, would love to win this book! karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  6. i follow via GFC

    catherine c

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

  7. i like simple home on FB

    cathy c

    catherine0807 a hotmail dot com

  8. oh wow! I just joined your site...I will try to post about this giveaway during the next week. Do we have to do it FIVE times or do you mean not more than 5? i am a special ed teacher acting as an aide this year (with most of the students in 1st-2nd grade having autism). when i was a master teacher of the prek class i had NO autistic students so the teaching as an aide has really helped me to learn more about the kids on the spectrum. A friend said i should read this book so.....consider me entered in to your contest! my email is hipeaksmom(at)aim(dot)com