“Sheila was a wild, violent six-year-old lost in a world of anger and torment”—until a brilliant and caring young teacher reached out—Meet Sheila, autistic, abused and mute—her story, One Child, is Torey Hayden’s first book about working with children with special needs.
Torey will follow with the true stories of seven more children. Her titles are Somebody Else’s Kids, Murphy’s Boy, Just Another Kid, Ghost Girl, The Tiger’s Child (Sheila’s continuing story), Beautiful Child and her latest—Twilight Children.
In an interview, Torey insists that she isn’t a gifted, exceptional teacher. She wants to give credit to thousands of teachers who give their lives to children. Torey just happens to be a teacher who can also write.
She has written three fiction stories (which her fans insist are also true): The Sunflower Forest, The Very Worst Thing and The Mechanical Cat (only available in Europe).