While studying agbusiness at Cal Poly, I learned in a nutrition class that this young generation might be the first generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parent’s generation due to childhood obesity and diabetes. The thought made me sad. I wanted to do something about it, so I decided to write a book.
After 6 years of writing, creating, and editing, Frutopia Valley is finally complete. This book is about a young, video game addicted boy who ends up going on the journey of a life time to Frutopia Valley where he helps lead a rebellion against King Desmond, the wicked, weed king. Along his journey he learns the importance of a balanced diet and outdoor activity. This book is ideal for middle grade readers ages 8-12. I hope that is serves as an inspiration for kids everywhere to get outside, explore, and eat more fruits and vegetables!