The simple truth is that substance abuse is a painful part of many children's lives. If they are not taking drugs themselves, it is likely they are surrounded by people who are. A parent who is an alcoholic, a sibling who is addicted to drugs. Or this addiction we have to computers, iPhones and television sets. Or parents and siblings who cannot function mentally without legal, mind-altering drugs.
However they are affected, children find themselves left behind as their love ones pursue the addiction.
I wanted to write a book for these kids, and for everyone else to understand what they deal with. A story that spoke of hope, and how we can never stop praying and hoping for people with addiction because we have something more powerful than medical charts and statistics on our side; a loving Father who never gives up on us and who hold healing in His hands.
I'm hoping to have the next Toby book finished by Christmas, we shall see!
For a sneak peak at a major inspiration for the third book, check out this video: