I write about religion and spirituality for grown-ups because I must, it is my calling. I write for children because I love it, it feeds my soul.
CSCi (Cure Soul Cancer International) is not for the faint of heart, therefore it is not recommended reading for most adults. Kids have the power of imagination, conviction, courage, intuition, heroism and depth of soul to deal with the moral dilemmas, ethical conundrums and awful truths of our world, but adults…well…the ones with soul cancer…they cause most of the stuff (you see, I didn’t say crap because it’s not nice) that kids have to face.
Life is full of dichotomies and other unpronounceable silliness, some of it lethal not only to body, but also to soul. For some kids, like Achira, Ava and Anming, whether unpronounceable, devastating or not–they deal with it in their way.
Visit Jean du Plessis’ page on the publisher website for media kits, photographs and more biographical information to use in print and radio
Jean grew up in Africa and lived and worked in quite a few countries across the world. Having attended seventeen schools from grades 1 through 12, mostly residential schools, he had seen a lot of stuff and identifies with the struggles that young people face.
Jean and his wife Adéle founded several shelters (since 1990) and residential care programs for destitute children in need of care. During those years, he worked closely with children trapped lifestyles where survival called for ANY means from theft to prostitution, children falling through the cracks in the systems.
Jean says some of the best people he had ever met in his life, were those young people once rejected by society. Most of whom are today exemplary, and very special people–of the better people on our planet.
Jean is an avid writer and author of several books on spirituality. The CSCi series is his first books for young people. Jean and Adéle now live in Canada with snow flies and black squirrels.
Jean and Adéle also spend about 6 months per year in Asia where Adéle manages a charitable program and a meditation center. In Asia, Jean writes, teaches spirituality and writes…and writes.
Jean invites you to help co-write the next book in the series. Get involved in the online discussions and indicate your desire to co-write with him…you never know where that may lead.
Our trio of heroes, Achira, Ava and Anming invite you, no, they beg of you to join them online to share with them as CSCi grows.