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About the Author:
Thank you for your interest in my books: Christopher Under the Moonlight and Distracted Annie.
I have also written other stories that I hope to publish sooner than later. Christopher was a shy little
boy who gained courage under a beautiful full moon. He overcame his fear. Fear is an underlying emotion
that often stops us in our tracks; It prevents us from moving forward to accomplish things that make us happy
and fulfilled. Annie is a wonderful little girl who is very curious about the world around her and gets distracted
easily; however, due to her tendency for distraction, she accomplished something positive.
For Annie, I reframed
distraction as curiosity and I want others to view distraction differently also. Sometimes, I think distraction should be
relabeled and seen in a different light. However, many children are labeled with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,
ADHD in which they lose focus in the classroom setting where it is often noticed. Distracted Annie is loosely based on the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD.
According to Merriam Webster, the definition of DISTRACTION:
Adjective - Having one's thoughts or attention drawn away: unable to concentrate or give attention to something.
Does anyone know someone who gets distracted? Actually, we all do, some more than others. We can all
become side-tracked in a number of ways. Sometimes, it's a matter of being too busy; having too much on our minds;
being stressed or other reasons. However, it is very important in some situations to stay seriously focused. For instance,
we all need to stay focused and not get distracted when we are driving. That type of distraction like texting and driving,
being high or intoxicated when driving are unnecessary distractions, ones that we bring on ourselves.
Jennifer Doswell received a bachelor degrees in sociology and psychology from the University of California at Riverside and a master's degree in social work from California State University. As a licensed clinical social worker (L.C.S.W.), she has had the opportunity to work with many different populations, including patients from 24 to 94 in a forensic state hospital for the mentally ill. She also serves as a therapist working with foster children and teenage boys on probation in group home settings. Previously, she had opened her own private psychotherapy practice serving children, teens, and adults. Despite her dedicated career, writing has been her passion for years. She's excited to have the opportunity to share this passion with the world while also exploring important psychological and sociological themes in childhood. Ms. Doswell is working to shine a light on several children's issues including shyness, body image, distraction, bullying, and more.