Kay Kerr: Love & Autism

Kay-Kerr-Love-&-AutismMichael made a name for himself on the hit show Love on the Spectrum. After his televised first dating experiences, will he complete his quest to find his queen?

Chloë was always good at maths, with feelings ‘too big’ to be contained. When she reconnects with her childhood boyfriend, it must be fate.

Noor has had a lot on her plate from a young age, especially at home. People-pleasing becomes her survival mode, but Noor can’t keep her struggles inside forever.

Jess has spent a lifetime being put into different boxes. Through her strong will and creativity, can she break out and build a life that is truly her own?

Tim is a non-speaking autistic man who has been underestimated all his life. But through willpower, technology and a mother’s love, he has a chance of finding a different kind of voice.

Through the intimate writing of critically acclaimed autistic author Kay Kerr, Love & Autism presents an uplifting celebration of neuro-divergent love, the search for it and a deeper look into the lives of autistic Australians.

Kay Kerr is an autistic author and journalist from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Her debut novel Please Don’t Hug Me (2020) was shortlisted for Book of the Year for Older Children at the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) in 2021, and listed as a ‘Notable Book’ by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA). Her second novel, Social Queue (October 2021) was also a ‘Notable Book’ by the CBCA.

Kay’s freelance writing has appeared in SBS Voices, Daily Life, Broadsheet, and Peppermint Magazine, amongst others. She writes about autistic representation, disability, parenting, pop culture, gardening, and feelings. Kay has appeared on Channel 10’s The Project and ABC’s The Drum to discuss adult autism diagnosis, as well as on a wide range of podcasts and radio programs.

She has worked with autism support organisations Amaze, Autism Awareness Australia, and Specialisterne, and runs a writing group for autistic teenagers.

“This is an important, heartfelt and generous book for neurogivergent people, disabled people and allies,” – said Carly Findlay, OAM.

Love & Autism is published by Pan MacMillan Australia and available from all leading book retailers including QBD Books.

Image: Love & Autism – courtesy of Pan MacMillan Australia