D. S. Walker is an author and a registered nurse of over twenty-five years who extensively studied sensory processing issues related to Asperger's Syndrome, the effects of bullying and ways to prevent and overcome it. Her varied nursing career includes having worked in various hospital settings from ICU to Rehab, to working as a case manager for auto/ no fault, worker’s compensation and health insurance.
Walker's daughter experienced misdiagnosis, prior to her sensory differences being recognized, and then bullying shortly after that. This is when Walker became an advocate for better understanding of differences and more kindness in our society, especially in our schools, to adequately address the bullying epidemic. She interacts with others on the same mission along with those in the autism and special needs community to better understand others’ differences and the bullying they experience.
Walker grew up in multiple locations in central Georgia. She lived in Atlanta and Denver after college before settling in Honolulu where she currently resides with her husband and their two Eurasian teenagers, including the daughter mentioned above. She is working to educate parents and schools about ways they can help and she trying to educate children through fictional stories.
Her debut novel, Delightfully Different received recognition in three different categories in the 2011 Young Voices Awards: The Blue Seal of Approval in the Spiritual/Inspirational Category and the Pacific West Regional Bronze Award for both Youth and Teen/YA books. It can be found wherever books are sold or from her website.
Walker is available for speaking engagements. You can reach Walker through her contact page, and she would love it if you followed her on Twitter: @dswalkerauthor, circled her on Google+ and followed her blog, Delightfully Different Life.