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Author Meet and Greet, Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, Arizona

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Spend an evening with Kate at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe Arizona.

Author Kate Swenson discusses and signs her book Forever Boy.


  • Masks are required.



With her popular blog, Finding Cooper’s Voice, Kate Swenson has provided hope and comfort for hundreds of thousands of parents of children with Autism. Now, Kate shares her inspiring story in this powerful memoir about motherhood and unconditional love

When Kate Swenson’s son Cooper was diagnosed with severe, nonverbal autism, her world stopped. She had always dreamed of having the perfect family life. She hadn’t signed up for life as a mother raising a child with a disability.

At first, Kate experienced the grief of broken dreams. Then she felt the frustration and exhaustion of having to fight for your child in a world that is stacked against them. But through hard work, resilience and personal growth, she would come to learn that Cooper wasn’t the one who needed to change. She was. And it was this transformation that led Kate to acceptance–and ultimately joy. In Forever Boy, Kate shares her inspiring journey with honesty and compassion, offering solace and hope to others on this path and illuminating the strength and perseverance of mothers.

Kate Swenson is the creator of the blog and Facebook page Finding Cooper’s Voice. She speaks regularly about autism, parenting and motherhood, and is a contributor to TODAY Parents, the “TODAY” show and the Love What Matters blog. Her mission is to create a safe space for families of children and teens with special needs to come together and laugh, cry and support each other. She lives in Minnesota with her family.


September 23
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, Arizona
6428 South McClintock Drive
Tempe, Arizona
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