Napa Valley Writers will host Al Jackson, a television writer and an actor of FX's Legit who recently published his first children's book based on kids on the autism spectrum. Where is Baby Ford? is Al's first book that started as just a note in his phone (next to his grocery list, to-do list and random questions, such as "Should I go vegan?"). Al quickly realized that this small note needed more attention, and he got to work on his first draft. Al overcame procrastination, self-doubt, and ADHD because he knew what he was writing was needed to encourage positive interactions with children on the spectrum. If you are a writer, reader or distributor of books, your love of the written word is just as cemented and clear as the process which creates those books is opaque and disjointed. Al's goal is not so much to increase the opacity of his writing process, but to share his understanding and acceptance as to why it must be so. Al is a National Talk Show Host on the television show "Daily Blast Live," an author, and a professional comedian with a Comedy Central Half Hour Special as well as an hour stand-up special. Visit his website: aljacksonlive.com Julie Schrader will be May's Member Reader. Additionally, Napa Valley Writers (NVW) is now accepting submissions for our 2021 anthology! To submit, you must be a current member of NVW. To find out more, visit napavalleywriters.net and click the "Anthologies" tab. Poetry, Fiction and Non-Fiction pieces will be considered for review. Deadline is June 1, 2021.