The Eye Gaze Book


When you sit in a wheelchair as a formerly active dad, many thoughts come and go. The diagnosis of rapidly progressing terminal illness adds to it. What the heck can I do for my kids? This was the question I asked in Room 20 of Forest Care Village in Borehamwood.

Do you know Germany? Do you know German people? I like them and their country. I love the logic of the language. It feels fantastic when you nail it.

I am very pleased, and dare I say it, proud to tell you that my absolute determination to create something for Valentina has resulted in a beautiful book. It’s called Die Kleine Backstube or The Little Bakery.

The story just flowed and it was fun to do. I wrote it with my eyes. I really hope that you enjoy it.

In future posts I will tell the story of the book. As for now, let me thank the carers at Forest Care Village. The eye gaze computer was mounted on a separate stand at that stage. Everything needed to be in the correct place. Without a word of complaint (to me at least), they patiently adjusted, moved, rebooted.

What is the book about?
The future of the Little Bakery, in the family for 100 years, is uncertain. This is a story of how a young woman follows her passion to try and make something great. It tells of her creativity, hard work and determination, overcoming obstacles along the way. The book is suitable for anybody learning German or younger native speakers.

How can I buy the book?
1. Click on the button on the blog and pay with PayPal.
2. On Amazon or your preferred online bookseller

How can you get involved?
1. #thisyearIhave – tell us and the world about something amazing you’ve done. Then share!
2. Watch the one and a half minute movie127119! Then share!
3. Tell me what you think of the story and book, leave an Amazon review
4. Spread the word old school style – speaking, meeting

Some nice coverage from ProCartoonists. 120

A fantastic piece from my university friend, Christoph! 121

Author: Andrew Knowlman

I am a 50-year old father of two children, married to Jane. I live in Hertfordshire, UK. I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in April 2015.

One thought on “The Eye Gaze Book”

  1. Well done with this Andrew.
    Daniel has purchased a book and given a copy to Evie to take to school in France where they are learning German.
    Keep up the good work.

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