Sandra K. Horn
I write both fiction and nonfiction. My concern about teens and prescription drugs served to inspire me to write Downward Spiral to alert teens and their parents about the perils of using prescription drugs as entertainment.
When I was researching Downward Spiral, I met Sargeant Michael Powell. He came to the high school where I was teaching and gave a presentation about drug paraphernalia and the current drugs on the street. I was fascinated at his stories about teens, and the fact teens know a lot more about drugs than do parents and teachers. His partner Shawn Bain and he are the subjects of my current nonfiction project Becoming Street Smart.