I first reviewed Kristy Kiernan's novel in May 2009. Matters of Faith centers around the Tobias family, the youngest of whom has a peanut allergy. Kiernan, who had no previous experience with food allergies, suddenly found herself in the spotlight of the food allergy community.
This fall, Kristy Kiernan, was named the Honorary Chairperson of the Tampa Florida FAAN Walk. Read about her experience to find out how a woman "who didn't set out to write a book about food allergies" has become so important to so many families.
I must also say that Matters of Faith would make a wonderful holiday gift for the people in your life who "just don't get food allergies". Kiernan's empathy and realism capture the daily life of many of us who deal with the fear and anxiety of food allergies.