Taylor Jane Simon is an eighteen-year-old girl with Asperger's Syndrome who has a refreshingly different view of the people she encounters and the life she wants to have. Young adult readers will
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"Waiting for No One
has one of the most beautiful book covers that I have ever seen and it drew me to the poignant and sweet storyline that I found incredibly compelling and wonderful. the prose is beautiful and the author clearly has an in depth and personal understanding of the good things and bad things that come with Asperger's Syndrome. The author gives her main character a depth that is rich. I loved it!"
"A charming yet riveting read with a lot to think about, very highly recommended."
— The Midwest Book Review
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is an assistant professor of education at the University of Saskatchewan and a former special education consultant, as well as the author of six books for young people, including Wild Orchid and The Moon Children, both from Red Deer Press.
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The International Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award Winner
Saskatoon Book Award Nominee
CLA Young Adult Book Award Nominee
CYBILS Award Nominee
"Woozles' Battle of the Books" Teen List Title, 2012
Waiting for No One is the stand-alone sequel to Wild Orchid, which was shortlisted for the Canadian Library Association's prestigious Young Adult Book Award, a number of provincial readers' choice awards, and is a starred selection from the Canadian Children's Book Centre. Wild Orchid also appears on the New York Public Library's list of Recommended Books for the teens.