Daniella Blechner started writing the children’s fantasy novel called Sadie The Great Album Cover Heartist in 2009. It follows an undiagnosed 11-year-old autistic girl from West Norwood called Sadie Thompson, who is called to save the dreams of humanity despite dealing with the loss of her father.
After 14 years of work and having helped hundreds to become published authors with her business Conscious Dreams Publishing, the 43-year-old from Croydon, south London, is raising funds to get the first book she wrote published and help young people who “feel marginalised” to “feel seen”.
“My main character is of mixed heritage and she’s neurodivergent and so am I,” she told the PA news agency.
“I want young people who may feel marginalised or like they don’t fit in, like Sadie, to feel seen, loved and believe that they can be heroes in their own world.