Writers Block: Harriman author gives back with children’s book

May is Mental Health Awareness month and one author wants to help others
Published: May. 10, 2021 at 11:25 AM EDT|Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 4:05 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A children’s book, written by a Harriman author, is entertaining kids but also giving back to those battling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Isaac Clark wrote “Batchy’s Busy Day.” It’s a story about friends and learning life lessons.

”I just decided to do it one day. I told myself I’m going to make you do this, and I did and it was a very great experience,” he said he worked on the book about friends with one of his oldest friends. “I have a friend named Molly Perry and we have been friends since middle school. She’s a fantastic illustrator and I reached out to her to see if she wanted to illustrate my children’s book... and she was really cool with it.”

A quarter of the proceeds goes to the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation. “It is a real condition. You aren’t OCD, you have OCD and it affects my life every single day and I think back to when I started it (the book) and the mental health period I was going through and I was like I want to try and help others with OCD.”

You can buy “Batchy’s Busy Day” online.

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