Amanda was born with cerebral palsy. Throughout her life, she struggled against seemingly overwhelming odds to follow her dream – to be a best-selling writer. As a child, she endured appalling physical, mental, and emotional abuse from members of her own family, especially her mother, who could not accept Amanda’s condition. At age fifty-nine, her father died of cancer. She found comfort and solace with her grandmother – her ‘gragwa’ as she called her – the only person in her childhood who cared for her. A chance meeting with a former US intelligence officer and his family at a convention in Las Vegas gave Amanda the chance to be part of a loving family she so dearly craved. Cerebral Palsy Gal is the remarkable story of survival against the odds, a poignant, inspiring, and utterly compelling account of one person finding her own voice and, in turn, becoming the voice of those who, through disability, cannot speak for themselves.
I am genuinely thankful for this year, 2019, which was the exceptional year of this decade for me, in fact my whole life! I want to show my Gratitude for everything in this magnificent year that is 2019!!!
In the final process of getting adopted by the Fino’s: What more can I say that you had read here… I am overjoy to become Ms. Amanda Fino. LOVE LOVE LOVE my new family.
Author at Blue Fortune Enterprises, LLC: This is out of pure luck. At the very last minute this minute, this book publishing company for something. I was heartbroken, and I thought it was unfair, so I made this post in a Facebook group that world-wide with members · 25,676, and I got a comment from Narielle that is the owner of my two-book publishing press and the rest is history. Omerta: Timeless Ending came out late last summer with CP Gal coming out next month!
Becoming a participant in the Partners in Policymaking Program (PIP): I am blessed, thankful, thrilled to be a part of this. While working on getting my college certificate. It’s truly amazing how MUCH they all have made impact on my life in the short time since we’ve met on Step. 13! I believe that I grew in this short time. #PIPclassof2020!!!
Summer Vacation in Buffalo New York: BEST VACATION! We all went to Buffalo New York for five days, and we jam-pack it with beautiful memories. Niagara Falls took the Maid of the Mist. Play on the beach on Lake Erie. Meet some of my new Fino family, and so much more! =)
Getting a baby Kitten: Back in February, we welcome a new member of the Fino Family a Russian Blue Cat. His name is Koda but I call him Blue. 🐱🥰🥰🥰
Starting my Newsletter: CP Gal Readers Nest had been pride and joy since coming out February 7! It grew over the year, with over 150 subscribers getting it via email. I am also grateful that I met my Best Friend Forever Ty, Tylia, out of my newsletter! 💚💚💚💚💚
Finish my autobiography, CP Gal: When I went for Partners in Policymaking Program, I had to sum up my whole life as an answer’s to one the questions of many questions on their Application Form. Lead me off to fished witting my autobiography. Cerebral Palsy Gal has been a work in progress for years; I haven’t found the exact words until then also changing my pan-name from Alexandra Forry to Amanda Fino.
I’m going to just put it like it is. In my point of view, I am not a hero or that gal that you call “inspiring.” I have really blown it and messed things up along with many relationships in the past. God is magnificent, which helps me become a better person today. Before I became CP Gal,I had this horrible temper and putting it simply, I was not the kind of person that you would want to know. I wish that I can change the past, but I don’t have my magic wand to redo the past. Like we all say. Each day I thank God for his power of healing me and for allowing me to become CP Gal. I’m working on getting my college certificate
I’m trying my best to become one of the voices of those who, through disability, cannot speak for themselves. I am not out for myself; I’m out for that friend who went into an institution for life because of her CP. And that friend who can’t talk or walk, who uses a wheelchair and his iPad to communicate. I AM NOT HERE FIGHTING FOR PERSONAL GAIN.
As CP Gal, I sincerely pledge to you these five rules.
NO MONEY: I will never do a fundraiser or ask for money. If you want to buy a signed copy of one of my books, then that’s different 😀 *I won’t post your post asking for money; we are in the same situation as money goes. Trading books is always welcome here.
NO PUSHING OR ORDERING: I would never dream of making you go against your morals or do anything that you do not want to. If I post something that you are not okay with, like in a post or blog, please feel free to send me a private Facebook message or email me here on the site.
A LISTENING EAR: If anyone wants to PM me on Facebook or email, I would love to hear them out. My one rule is that I do not talk about my sex life.
MY GROUP AND PAGE IS ALL YOURS: Post away on all the matters that you are passionate about, but please follow the above-mentioned rules.
WIN/WIN Situation: I love to help other people! A win/win situation means that All parties benefit.
These five rules are to keep us happy and peaceful. I’m trying to put my best foot forward with a huge smile on my face, and I want this group to be positive for everyone. I’m down to earth, and I vow to never let me ego get to my head. That’s who I am, and what I want CP Gal to be. After all, we are all people.
My name is Amanda Fino. I’m thrilled and excited to say that my new book, CP Gal, is coming out on December 15, 2019. In it, I wrote the real hardships that I have endured growing up with cerebral palsy. I found my own voice in the hopes of becoming the voice for those who, through disability, cannot speak for themselves. Coming out from my beloved book publishing company, Blue Fortune Enterprises, LLC, on December 15, 2019. My dream is to have it on Amazon’s bestseller list in its first week. I’m looking for help to spread the word. Writing my autobiography was very therapeutic. It allowed me to express myself, my truth. https://www.facebook.com/events/768447166901838/
I feel like
there needs to be a book on adult matters of a full-flesh woman that has
Cerebral Palsy — expressing my deep inner emotions within myself. Having a
unique personal outlook on life, I admit that I made a lot of horrible mistakes
on my behalf, and I own up to ALL of them. In hopes for other young people that
has Cerebral Palsy not to make the same mistake as I did.
In honor of CP Gal, I invite all of you to share this in hopes of spreading disability awareness. Your help is needed for those who suffer from Cerebral Palsy and other Maladies. Let’s make a movement in history. Please take a second to sign this petition. http://chng.it/b6VmsmvLdJ
for taking the time from your busy schedule to read this.
On July 20, 2013, it was an extraordinary day because I published my debut book, Omerta Affair. A romance set in the violent underworld of the Las Vegas Mafia. Remembering that day, I was jumping with overjoy, tears of joy. It was a super fabulous, wonderful feeling, “I really did, I’m a published indie author.” Fast forward six years later, it’s time for me celebrating my book once more as it releases under a new title. Omerta: Timeless Endings from Lavender Press An imprint of Blue Fortune Enterprises, LLC on August 27, 2019
It’s all began on my 22 birthday. I went to the newly open Mob Museum in Las Vegas Nevada. To my shock, Frank Cuttolla was there signing his book. I met him and told him that I want to be a Mafia-Romance, and he said to me that if I need help, just let him know. I said okay thinking he has better things to do than helping me a young CP girl at the time. I found him on Facebook weeks later, and we began to talk, he always inviting me to this and that. I base my first book “Omerta Affair” off on Tony Spilotro’s reign as The Las Vegas Mafia boss, in the 1970s. He had it all, running the Crime underworld. He could have any woman he wanted in Las Vegas. Instead, he became romantically Geri Rosenthal. At first, it was a Casino’s FanFic to the 1995 move, that I was witting and putting online for free. My family and friend told me it was way too good to be a FanFic. After I finished my book, Frank hooked me up with some people and that how my book came to be. Now he’s Uncle Frank to me.
Since then, I have continued to gravitate toward writing dark, mature romances, some suitable only for adults. It is frustrating to me that some authors don’t take me seriously because of that I have Cerebral Palsy. I write dark romance, and my Cerebral Palsy had nothing with it. Even if I didn’t have Cerebral Palsy, I would still write Dark Romance books. On November 17, 2018, after years of writer’s block and personal problems, I finally came out with the Deepest Element, which is a short story under my formal pen name Alexandra Forry. Now I’m rewriting Deepest Elements to be a full-flash novel tiled Blue Bell my goal for it to come out late 2020.
Blue Bell set at a very elite boarding school that has darkened within its wall. Arriving in Radcliffe Heights, Rhode Island, freshman Peony “Poppy” Warwick admired the picturesque small town. But deep in the shadows of the woods near Blue Bell Boarding School, and along its hallowed halls, lurked illicit sex, murder, and harrowing danger. Seduced by Damon Dashwood, the handsome, blue-eyed, white blonde 41-year-old Headmaster, Poppy enters a world of love, ecstasy, heartbreak, betrayal, and death.
How Did I get my idea for Blue Bell? In 2005 I was living in Pahrump, Nevada, that’s world-famous for its whorehouse of ill representatives. When breaking news hit our town’s newspaper, and then it went on to become a remarkable news story on cbsnews.com.
The story went like this. This guy went and told detectives he found the videotape of a young of 4 or 5 years of age girl who had sexually assaulted in this homemade videotape. Investigators don’t think this guy made the tape.
Being homeschooled with nothing to do, I followed this story until I read this five years later; “We found the victim. She’s safe,” Nye County sheriff’s Detective told The Associated Press. I was fifteen at the time. I had made up this story idea.
About a girl in a boarding school that is determined to expose her school’s evil headmaster. After she had discovered a prostitution ring, sex trafficking, and murder within the school’s walls and on its grounds, even though human trafficking is a foul, very dark subject, the morale of this book is “fight for what you believe in, for what’s right” and “never give up.” I never wrote it down until December of 2017.
“It is an interesting story that is generally well told. The basic premise is sound, and it has the potential to be a well-received psychological thriller. The two main (Poppy and Dashwood) are well constructed and carry the story well. The plot and storyline are clear. The reader can see from the mission that Poppy is on; Exposing the criminality of her headmaster Dashwood and the school in the sex scandal that had been going on for years.” A review of DEEPEST ELEMENTS.
I never did plan of having my two main characters, Poppy and Dashwood, falling in love with each other. I like to point out that, It a time of great confusion for girls as they start to get sexual desires. There is an element of excitement and danger with an older man with power. Poppy knew that Dashwood is a criminal, and their relationship is illegal. LOVE is stronger than HATE, that why I shall make it she want him in jail party because oddly she would have him all to herself. It’s love everlasting.