Writing this book has been a tremendously rewarding experience for me.While I was originally only trying to help my own daughter to not feel so alone with her experiences, I have received tons of positive feedback from other parents all over the world whose children are really appreciating the book as well.
Now every time we have a difficult experience I am thinking in terms of "Would this make a good story?Would a book help other kids get through this easier?"It's an addiction now.
My first book has now been translated into Spanish, French and Italian and has been sold in the US, Canada, the UK, Italy, France, Singapore, Indonesia.Where will Samantha go next?We shall see!
Juliette Vignola is the mom of Samantha, a wonderfully sweet, intelligent and incredible little girl who "just happens" to wear a contact lens and patch! Juliette considers herself to be an "accidental" author, writing to fill a void in the children's literature for our aphakic kids. Juliette has also written three other books: "Jack Wears Contact Lenses and Glasses... JUST LIKE YOU!" is the story of Jack, a bilateral aphakic child. "Jack Wears Glasses and a Patch... JUST LIKE YOU!" is a customized version of the previous book, for bilateral aphakics who do not wear contact lenses. "Everyone's Different... JUST LIKE YOU! The tale of Mango Sheep" is a heart-warming story about a sheep who just doesn't fit in with her flock. This book helps children to see that they do not have to be just like everyone else, everyone is different and that is OK!