NOTE TO PARENTS
I am a storyteller. I write books for kids, I talk to kids, and I listen to kids.
But that is not all that I am. Several years ago I was diagnosed as obsessive-compulsive and manic-depressive. Those challenges have led me to make some big mistakes.
I have worked hard to overcome my problems, and I have done my best. I have attended twelve-step recovery meetings for more than 25 years.
My mental health and addiction problems are not a secret to my friends and family. They have been a big support to me over the years, and I would not have been able to do this without their love and understanding.
I hope that others will also understand. I hope that everyone will talk to their kids honestly, listen to them, and help them do their best with their own challenges.