I say I am a Professional Grandfather. Michael Thal refers to himself as Pop. So, we are two of a kind, doing what we can to make the world a better place for the young people of today.
In this post at his blog, Michael has posted his review of Lifting the Gloom.
Michael is a talented writer of YA fiction, and has a special connection with teenagers, having been an inspiring teacher — until deafness forced him out of the classroom. He recommends many interesting books on his blog.