Cookbook speaks volumes for autistic teen’s many accomplishments

Chase Bailey prepares his "Sweet French Breakfast," featured in his new cookbook. | Jessica Nicosia-Nadler Photo

It’s the endearing smile that first captivates you. It’s followed quickly by an equally engaging and easygoing on-camera presence, smart conversation peppered with plenty of humor, and a professionalism that belies the age of this young YouTube star.

But that’s only scratching the surface of Chase Bailey, a California wunderkind whose been inspiring children and adults for the past two years via his cooking show channel on YouTube, his website and  his latest venture, “The Official Chase ‘N Yur Face Cookbook,” which features 75 original recipes as well as anecdotes and culinary tips/fun facts. (The book is available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble; a portion of the proceeds from the book’s sale will benefit Bailey’s Chase Yur Dreams Foundation.)

(Excerpt from Miriam Di Nunzio’s article in Entertainment- read more)

Teen’s short life inspired a community


Without uttering a word, Mary McAuley taught a community about gratitude, courage, and yes, even joy.

The joy part may confuse those who only knew of her condition, and hadn’t seen for themselves that broad, contagious smile.

Many in Hendersonville are mourning the loss of that smile – the 14-year-old whose brief life ended Thursday after inspiring countless others.

Excerpt from Tena Lee’s article in the Tennesseean- Read More 

Teen writes novels to deflect pain of multiple surgeries

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Just 19, Emilee King has already experienced a lifetime of joy and pain, happiness and sorrow.

Next month, she is throwing a celebration of life that will double as a book launch and a signing party.

The event — set for Sept. 3 at Pioneer Bookstore in Provo — acknowledges that King has mastered her mind over her body and has done so by completing her second novel, “Surviving Through the Night.”

Excerpt from Genelle Pugmire’s article in Herald Click here to  read more.