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Just the Way You Are Press Release

by | Nov 10, 2015


Date: 11/10/2015

Contact: Allison Lewis, 937-245-0009,

Disability advocate writes fairy-tale to spread a message of self-acceptance to young people with disabilities.

Disability advocate, Allison Lewis, published a fairy-tale featuring a princess with a disability to help spread a message of self-acceptance to young girls with disabilities.

Urbana, Illinois – Disability advocate, Allison Lewis, has self-published a novel through IngramSpark.  Her novel Just the Way You Are is now available in print format at Amazon, and ebook format at  Lewis wrote the book to spread a message of self-acceptance to young girls with disabilities.

“Lewis did a spectacular job of incorporating disability awareness into a fairy-tale that people of all ages will enjoy” said Sara Pyska, Author of Dancing Daisies.

Just the Way You Are, is a modern-day fairytale. While, in part, it pays homage to William Shakespeare through selected elements of both A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet, it is also reminiscent of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid.

In this story, Misty Miles, the princess of a faraway land known as Starryton, is like any other woman of her station – except for her disability. She has spent the majority of her 21 years high in a tower so that this, and the wheelchair that accompanies it, will remain a secret. Her parents’ efforts to protect both Misty and the monarchy make her question her ability to do much of anything – forget about reigning over a kingdom. Misty loves Derrick Denison, prince of the neighboring kingdom of Mooncrest, who is a gifted dancer.  In order to see Derrick the princess goes to Trovella, a troll rumored to grant wishes for a price.  Misty’s wish takes her on an interesting journey. She not only stares down self-doubt while ensuring that her kingdom and the kingdom of her beloved prince do not pay the ultimate price, but also contends with the rage of feuding families. To make matters all the more complicated, the princess is also faced with the challenge of finding a little girl she encounters in the course of her journey, who also has a disability, a permanent family.

To find out where Just the Way You Are is being sold readers, can connect with Lewis on major social media networks or on

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