Deirdre Silvestri made her dream of becoming an author come true. She is severely dyslexic, and it was well into her adult life until she was able to read well. Silvestri wanted to write books for children just like her, who “suffer in silence” through years of tough times in school because of dyslexia. She considers her career as an oxymoron-- being a dyslexic author-- but hopes that her own story and the stories she writes will inspire children who struggle with literacy or learning disabilities. “If The Walls Could Speak” is Silvestri’s first published novel, and she hopes to continue to inspire and entertain children with more novels in the future.

Visit, Silvestri’s website, to learn more about her successful dyslexic story and her career.