Rob Rummel-Hudson, communications coordinator in the UT Arlington
School of Architecture, has written a love story in his first book,
“Schuyler’s Monster: A Father’s Journey with His Wordless Daughter.”
Published by St. Martin’s Press, the book will be released Feb. 19.
story is about Rummel-Hudson’s daughter, Schuyler, who fights her
monster, a rare neurological disorder caused by a malformation of the
brain. When Schuyler was 18 months old, a question about her lack of
speech by her pediatrician set in motion a journey that continues today.
she was diagnosed with Bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria her parents
were given a name for the monster that had been stalking them from
doctor visit to doctor visit and throughout the search for the correct
answer to Schuyler's mystery.The condition prevents Schuyler from
talking. But the story is more than the struggles and joys of a parent
coping with a child who has a disability. Rummel-Hudson says the story
is about his journey to become the father his daughter needed and
“It’s a story about love and sometimes that’s all you have in a fight against the monster,” Rummel-Hudson says.
first-time author’s initial book signing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 22, at Barnes & Noble, Plano/Creekwalk Village, 801 W.
15th St., in Plano. Another discussion and signing event will be at 1
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Barnes & Noble at Prestonwood
Center, 5301 Belt Line Road, in Dallas. A third discussion/book signing
will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Barnes & Noble in South
Arlington, 3909 S. Cooper St.
In addition, a story about the book
titled “Love Beyond Words” will be featured in the February 2008 of
Good Housekeeping. Find out more about the memoir at www.schuylersmonster.com.
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