DYLAN VOLK’S new book, BAD CHOICES MAKE GOOD STORIES: My Life with Autism
You can buy Dylan’s book by going to http://www.badchoicesmakegoodstories.com
In his rollercoaster of a life, Dylan “Dielawn” Volk has made some interesting and questionable choices. In this tell-all memoir, he details his life experiences as a man with high-functioning autism. Dielawn provides the reader with a personal and unparalleled look into his unique way of thinking, giving a unique perspective on life through his funny, sometimes heart-wrenching, and always honest portrayal of the hardships and successes of navigating the obstacles of life from childhood to adulthood as a person on the autism spectrum.
“Bad Choices Make Good Stories: My Life with Autism” is captivating! It is simultaneously funny, sad, scary, victorious, hopeful, and endearing. Perhaps it’s the autism speaking, but he is painfully, and hilariously, honest and straight-forward. It’s interesting to gain insight into his deep and complex thinking even as he makes poor decisions.”
Patti T. Victor, President and CEO
The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism, Inc. and Advance Academy
About Dylan “Dielawn” Volk: Bad Choices Make Good Stories: My Life with Autism, is a sequel to a book Dylan co-authored with his father titled, Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum. After years of what his parents called “the diagnosis of the month club,” Dylan was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of eight. Life has always been challenging for Dylan. When he was little, he struggled with how to learn the rules and follow directions that often did not make sense to him; as Dylan grew older, he was challenged daily, especially socially, by a world that seemed to go too fast for him to keep up. Even today, Dylan works hard to figure out what he needs to do in order to get through each day as a 27-year-old adult in a very fast-paced society.
After living in several states, Dylan currently resides in Los Angeles. He is pursuing his dreams by making people laugh, helping them see the world in a very different way, and traveling around the country sharing his story to thousands of people.
Dylan hopes the work and presentations about his books are helping families as they navigate through the complexities of living life on the autism spectrum.
Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum
Derek Volk’s oldest child – his only son – was two-years-old when his wife suggested, “Something is not quite right with Dylan.” They struggled for the next several years as they were bounced from one “expert” to another, each offering a unique perspective on Dylan’s challenging behaviors. Finally, at eight-years-old, Dylan was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and the Volk family was able to start making sense of Dylan’s differences.
In Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum, Derek Volk shares his experiences raising a son on the Autism spectrum. Both Dylan and Derek write about the challenges, triumphs and coping strategies from the early days to the adolescent years to life in the “real world” as a young adult. This book showcases the unique relationship between a father and his son who has spent his entire life chasing the rabbit.
In Book I, The Morpheus Conspiracy, a traumatized veteran of the Vietnam War brings the curse—and the power of Somnambulistic Telepathy (“ST”)—home from the killing fields of Indochina. Can the beautiful and vulnerable sleep scientist, Dr. Alix Cassidy, stop the nightmare-killer before it’s too late?
About Douglas Volk
Douglas Volk is a veteran corporate executive who also writes dark thrillers that are “hard to put down” (Maine Sunday Telegram). The author of two novels in The Morpheus Series (The Morpheus Conspiracy and The Surgeon’s Curse), he also serves as CEO of the award-winning Volk Packaging Corporation.
One of the most interesting things about Volk’s approach to novel-writing is the way he uses the tools of business to build his thrillers from the ground up. After assembling a team of specialists with first-hand knowledge of sleep science, psychology, forensic investigative techniques and urban police procedures, he taps into the team’s expertise throughout the writing and editing process. In recent years this approach has helped him craft two books that have been widely praised for their credibility and realistic detail.
Don’t Look Back ‘Cause There’s Nobody There
Don’t Look Back ‘Cause There’s Nobody There is a very interesting recap of Ken Volk’s odyssey to become the first in human history to have run and completed a marathon on all seven continents of the world while at the same time raising money for children with cancer. Follow him as he trains, travels, visits orthopedic physicians and gets lost on a glacier. Never in danger of setting a world record, he nonetheless persisted in his quest. A very readable, enjoyable and amusing insight as to what it takes to overcome adversity and to become a marathoner.