Presented by Dana Fraedrich

I didn’t learn about neurodivergence until I was in my 30s. I’ve always been creative, always had more ideas than I’ll ever be able to actually do. The world we live is built for neurotypical brains, and creative energy is finite. How do you play along and/or love your passion without getting burnt out?

I developed some pretty great coping mechanisms and hacks (read: without them, the entire empire falls apart). I’ve also tried a lot of things that didn’t work and learned from my mistakes. Come join me as I share what’s worked and what hasn’t, as well as tips from others just like you and me.

Dana Fraedrich is a dog lover, self-professed geek, and author of the steampunk fantasy series Broken Gears. Dana’s books are full of secrets and colorful characters that examine the many shades of grey that paint the world. When she isn’t busy writing or attending book shows and author conferences, she can be found playing video games and consuming obscene quantities of tea and biscuits. Even from a young age, she enjoyed writing down the stories that she imagined in her mind. Born and raised in Virginia, she earned her BFA from Roanoke College and is now carving out her own happily ever after in Nashville, TN with her husband. Dana is always writing; more books are on the way!

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