Morgen Bailey invited me to write a guest post for her writing blog so I wrote about why I chose to convey the reality of homelessness through a fiction suspense novel series. Hopefully by doing so, I will reach people who aren’t already concerned about this important issue, and maybe even change some opinions.
I hope you will click through to read the whole article, but here’s a brief comment I wrote.
My work as a volunteer with homeless youth and adults completely changed the way I view that guy on the corner with a paper cup and a sign. It opened my eyes to the humanity of these societal outcasts and also, more importantly, to the way so many people treat them as less than human. I wanted to influence that view, to give everyone a chance to see life though my eyes and the lives of the homeless.