I discovered earlier in my teens in the most magical, favorite place in the whole world – the library – that large print books made it easier for me to read even if I didn’t have any sight issues. Only later did I hear all sorts of strange stereotypes about who read the large print books – mainly the elderly or those with partial or major sight loss.
When a few of my readers asked about if or when my books would be made available in large print I set aside the time and energy to have all four of my currently published books made available in 18pt. font. I had planned to get them published in large print for all my library reading fans but got busy with the next project and writing adventures.
Now was the time to go for it and help millions of people (of all ages) to enjoy my novels at the larger font size of 18pt. rather than the 14 or 16pt that many publishers offer.
Large Print Not Only for Older Readers!
Did you know that it’s not only the older people who prefer to read large print books? Romance and Young Adult novels are among the very popular genres that are read by all ages for various reasons. Yes, it’s unfortunate that such disabilities as partial or major sight loss can hinder or stop the immense pleasure of reading books. But the print versions I prefer are the ones with larger font points – such as 18pt. size, as the reader can enjoy the experience many of us take for granted.
Living Life with All Our Senses
My creative soul recharges when surrounded by colors, scents, sounds and tastes, and as an avid artist I appreciate every opportunity in nature and in life to be grateful for all our senses!
It may be an unfair or pessimistic question but which of your senses can you imagine not missing as much as the others? Forget about the deterioration of smell, taste or sight that comes with age; which would you be unable to live without?
It’s more about genuinely being present in our lives and taking the time to really enjoy everything that brings us joy. Now in my mid-fifties I’m always conscious of taking every opportunity to enjoy life and its gifts on a regular basis.
As one of the more intelligent species, humans manage pretty well despite various hindrances. I have partial hearing loss and I adore listening to any type of music, and I may sometimes need more spices in my foods