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Thursday, July 7, 2016
Galaxy Zento spreads the word for author Dave Wilde
For Dave Wilde, life is a journey, so he named his book line for the Japanese word for journey: zento. From hisFacebookpage, viewers can join him in the journey through those books. As a writer, he uses Galaxy Zento to show superheroes who are more than they appear.
His guest bio forSouthern GeekFestdescribes him as a disability activist hero, a title which he says humbles him. Wilde is an advocate for autism education and other forms of disability, especially those which aren’t visible to a casual observer. As a high functioning autistic with a son who has the same diagnosis, he has felt the sting of discrimination.
Additionally, he has multiple sclerosis, which has left him homebound for the most part.
“It’s important to me to use everything I can to show my son what you can do if you don’t give up,” he notes. His goal is to provide a positive role model for a non-stereotypical life and to ensure that no child has to go through what he went through as a child. While he notes many changes which have occurred, he realizes there is still a long way to go.
He plans to go in several directions with the Galaxy Zento world, including board games and graphic novels. Wilde even hopes to go into computer apps eventually.
Check out Dave Wilde’s books and the early edition of the board game atSouthern GeekFestin Hattiesburg, April 2-3, 2016.
Originally appeared 04/01/2016 at http://www.examiner.com/article/galaxy-zento-spreads-the-word-for-author-dave-wilde