Tuesday, 7/3:6PM PACIFIC/ 8PM CENTRAL/ 9PM EST Ms. E talks to Heather O’Neil about her book “Through The Eyes of An Orphan”
Having lived her whole life in the foster care system (abandoned as an infant and never adopted) during her childhood Heather O’Neil found solace in writing. As an older teen she honed her gifts to transform the pains of her childhood into viable means of survival as an emancipated “orphan” by creating greeting cards and jingles; and as an adult has authored five books through ProSe’ Publishing House which she founded.
Heather states that the characters and storylines in her books are composites of life experiences she lived and observed in the lives of other children and youth she encountered during her journey through the foster care system.
She is also Founder of National Foster Children’s Day, initially legalized and in the state of New Jersey, with current efforts for legalization and acknowledgement throughout the United States. Her experience, having been “truly a lonely and loveless existence” propels her hope that in her lifetime she can make a difference.