News Flash: People with disabilities are people first. We live our lives, whether or not our disability is apparent. Most people, if we live long enough, will experience some disability in our life.
A disability is a characteristic or attribute that sets the character apart in the same way hair color, eye color, height, and build do. As we write more realistic characters in our books, some of these characteristics will shine through.
Some of my friends have written such characters. Dave Bond's release, The Attache', features a hero who is losing his sight. Kris Tualla's hero in A Discreet Gentleman of Discovery (March 15 release) is deaf , Tami Dee's hero Royal in Innocent Deception stutters. Some of the people in my March 15 relase of More than a Job have developmental disabilities.
Check out these and more from my publisher at http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/StoreFront.bok