Okay, maybe this title is quite a bit of hyperbole. But then again, maybe not.
Most of you know me as the author of Codename: Dancer and Pointe of No Return. (Hey, look! I now have a two-book boxed set out...makes a great gift for teens!)
When I wrote the first draft of Codename, I'll admit that I knew nothing about food allergies, and it was merely a convenient plot device. Something that had been in the news a lot lately, and an interesting way to create a sense of danger for my heroine.
It wasn't until two months after Codename was first released that it became personal. My convenient plot device turns out not to be all that convenient. And I got a first-hand education into all things food allergy.
Turns out, I'm also a food allergy mom.
And please encourage your school system to participate in the EpiPens4Schools program, offered by Mylan, the distributor of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. This unique program allows qualified schools to obtain four (4) epinephrine auto-injectors at no cost.
All children deserve to be safe at school.