Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I received the galley print for my next book!
My 10 year old daughter Amanda is severely allergic to peanuts and tree-nuts. I wrote this based on things that we were finding out about her allergy and what she can and cannot eat. The list is long of foods she has to avoid.
I also hope children - and parents - learn that when someone has a food allergy that it is never ok to joke with that person that something they are about to eat has peanuts in it. Anyone who is anaphylactic to peanuts or tree-nuts has the potential to die in a short amount of time after ingesting the food that is contaminated.
So stay tuned so you can find out when my book "Peanuts" is coming out. It's the story of a little girl named Penny who is allergic to peanuts and tree-nuts. Her pet pony is aptly named "Peanuts" and he shares everything he knows about peanut allergies and keeping his friend safe.