Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Evan's book is #1 on Amazon

Evan's book is now listed at the #1 Best Seller in the category of Children's Health books! We never could have imagined he would have had this level of success!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Book Signing was a Huge Success

We have so many people to say thank you to today...Candy & Will at Grounded Coffee Shop for hosting Evan's book signing; Bob for handling all the press; Aria, Liza and Torri for helping Evan by organizing the signing process; Sam, Miriam and James for manning the table selling copies of the book when we ran out; Mary for making sure everything ran smoothly while also talking to every person in the room; the family, friends, neighbors, teachers and therapists that came to support Evan; families and individuals living with epilepsy who shared their personal stories; individuals with service dogs and trainers who brought new awareness about service dogs; and the people we've never met before who came to buy books, make donations and offer their support. The event was a great success and we are all exhausted!

Evan was so impressive and signed every copy until we ran out! We sold 150 copies and then took orders for additional copies.

Evan loved having the opportunity to meet serveral service dogs today and he even got to give some of them treats!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tomorrow is the Big Day!

Evan is very excited about his book signing tomorrow! If you are in the Alexandria area here is the info about the book signing:

Grounded Coffee Shop
6919 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA

Sunday, 7/24 1:00 - 3:00

You can also buy a copy of the book online if you can't make it!
My Seizure Dog, by Evan Moss

Evan is also really looking forward to one of the giant chocolate chip cookies at the coffee shop!

Evan in the Washington Post Metro Section

This morning Evan's story appeared on the cover of the Washington Post Metro Section!

Washington Post: Evan Moss, 7-year-old with Epilepsy, has his First Book-Signing Sunday

He was interviewed yesterday by Tom Jackman who wrote this article and took the photo of Evan signing a book for his sons. Tom told me his sons were excited to see their names on the cover of the Metro section in the print version!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fox 5: Evan's TV Debut

Evan was interviewed about his book tonight on Fox 5 News! It was a great experience for the whole family and the people at Fox 5 were amazing with Evan and Aria and gave them tours of the studio and made them feel special.

If you missed the live coverage, you can see the coverage here:

Fox 5: Alexandria Boy Writes Book To Raise Funds For Seizure Assistance Service Dog

Thursday, July 21, 2011

More Press Coverage

Ever since the Huffington Post article, our lives have become a lot more crazy! There are two additional articles that have been written about Evan:

Kingstown Patch: Child Author Raises money for Seizure Assistance Dog

Yahoo! News Canada: Brave 7-Year-Old Battles Epilepsy with Words

We also got a phone call from Fox 5 and they have asked us to bring Evan to the studio for a live segment on the Friday 5:00 news! Things are starting to get crazy!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Evan Moss: Greatest Person of the Day

Wow! The Huffington Post just did a story about Evan as the Greatest Person of the Day...

Greatest Person of the Day: 7-Year-Old Evan Moss's Inspiring Fight Against Epilepsy

It's a huge honor and will undoubtedly help us with fundraising and book sales. Hopefully I won't end up with an egomaniac for a son -- so far so good. I read the article out loud and Evan listened politely and when I had finished said, "Can I watch YouTube on your phone?" Tom and Jerry has bigger play the Huffington Post for a 7-year-old!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Books Are In!

We just received our shipment of books for Evan's book signing so now we're all set! Evan is really excited for the big day and so are we.

I hope his arm will hold out for the signing -- this is a lot of books!

Now the countdown begins for July 24th at Grounded Coffee Shop. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Evan is Officially a Published Author!

As of tonight, Evan is officially a published author and he doesn't even know it yet because he's asleep! We set up an event page on Facebook for his book signing and somebody (other than his mother) bought a copy of his book through the online sales area we set up!

My Seizure Dog by Evan Moss

At the beginning of the school year he said he wanted to be a famous author when he grows up. I guess at 7 years old he took the first step in that direction!

Thank you for buying his book and supporting Evan as he works toward the goal of getting a Seizure Dog! I know what the dog will be trained to do but I have a feeling it will help Evan in ways we aren't even aware of yet.

Friday, July 1, 2011

It All Starts With a Prescription

The last time we were at the hospital we came home with this golden ticket: a prescription for a Seizure Dog! Interestingly, service dogs are viewed as durable medical equipment and require a doctor to write a prescription. As I watched Dr. LaJoie write this and sign her name, I couldn't help think about how our lives were about to change.

We will be able to look back on the day Evan was handed this prescription as a defining day for him. It marks the beginning of a journey that will undoubtedly be a life changing experience for the whole family.