The Unbreakable Boy

The Unbreakable Boy is about an ordinary man with an extraordinary son who is teaching him how to live. Like any other teenager, Austin loves pizza, movies, dancing, and girls. But unlike other 18-year-old boys, Austin has a rare brittle bone disease, which means he has broken almost all of his bones. He was locked away in a mental ward while still a child. And he’s autistic. But Austin doesn’t let any of that stop him. The Unbreakable Boy is the story of Austin’s joyful embrace of life’s tragedies and triumphs, where suffering a broken back is a minor inconvenience and the quest for the ultimate strawberry milkshake just might be the best day of his life. Austin is a one in a billion miracle, and as his father Scott has learned, life with Austin is like a wild carnival ride. The only thing that keeps Scott buckled in is his faith in God and the conviction that he was chosen as Austin’s father and one day it will all make sense. The Unbreakable Boy is the story of a broken boy who, day by day, is teaching his father how to live.



Susy Flory is the New York Times bestselling author or co-author of thirteen books. A graduate of UCLA, she has a background in journalism, education, and communications. She loves reading and writing stories about unforgettable people who are living lives of adventure, courage, hope, redemption, and transformation. Susy’s runaway bestseller, Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero (Thomas Nelson, 2011), co-written with Michael Hingson, hit the New York Times bestsellers list in both hardcover nonfiction and e-book nonfiction the first week of release. Thunder Dog has been translated into more than 15 languages, including German, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, and Chinese. Her latest book is The Sky Below (Little A, 2017) with Scott Parazynski. Scott is the only man ever to have flown in space and summited Mount Everest. The Sky Below was a Kindle First selection and an Amazon “Most Read” bestseller. A member of the Authors Guild, Susy also directs the West Coast Christian Writers Conference in the East Bay Area and is active in her local church. A breast cancer survivor of four gnarly surgeries, Susy celebrates life by chasing great stories in places like Cuba, Haiti, Turkey, Israel, and her own backyard. She loves riding a crazy ex-racehorse named Stetson, hiking in the High Sierras, and skiing black diamond runs whenever she can.