There is a new book out that we think you should read. It is called Black Day: The Monster Rock Band. Not only does it have a great storyline and really cool art, but there is a cool song too. You know what would be great – if you could hear from the author. Wouldn’t that be great? Well read on and then listen in.
The author is Marcus Sikora, a 25 year old creative soul who has Down syndrome and lives in Omaha, Nebraska. We got a chance to talk to him and his dad, Quinn Sikora. We heard about everything from the creative process to book release and all that goes with it.
Hopefully it is not a spoiler, but the book is about a band. So they decided to have fun with it and form the band (at least to record the title song). So if you listen in, you also get to listen to the song! We really liked the song but what was super cool was the reaction that my son Luke had – He could not sit still and listen because he had to dance. Now every time you say ‘We are the Band’ to Luke he shouts ‘Black Day!’
Find out more at www.blackdaybook.com.
The book is also available on Amazon and Quinn described some deals they have going on where if you buy from the website and use the code ‘podcast’ you get the song for free.
It wasn’t all fun and games. We also talked about some more serious topics relating to adults with Down syndrome which is something we don’t talk enough about.
Thanks for listening!!!!
Download Down Syndrome Radio, Episode #33.