A boy’s promise to help other children facing tough situations turns into a man’s success

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Children’s book author Tim “Dr. Hope” Anders displays his books along with a character from one of them. Valley News/Courtesy photo

FALLBROOK – Most little boys who are taken away from their mothers and shuttled away to state run orphanages, foster homes, dormitories and other rough environments, might have been miserable and display emotional strain and tension resulting from these adverse, demanding circumstances. But not Dr Hope.

You see, Tim “Dr. Hope” Anders is the son of a Broadway actress and a Catholic priest. His parent’s hidden relationship was filled with love, humor and kindness. For years he learned a spirit of optimism and humor from his mother that would stick with him throughout his life. When he was forcibly separated from her at an early age and found himself in terrible places and situations, these lessons empowered him to cope with his ever-changing surroundings.

Tim “Dr. Hope” Anders’s books, “Lauging Day,” “The Frog Who Couldn’t Jump” and “Punctuation Pals,” are available on CD. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Because his mother instilled in him an incredible sense of humor along with a positive attitude, Anders said he turned the harshest of situations into positive ones as he was always looking for the bright side of life.

“It was my dream as an adolescent to help young children in need,” Anders said. “Now that I look back, I would never want any child to go through what I did without the coping tools my mother gave me. Because I had such a good positive attitude taught to me by my mother, I viewed everything as a learning opportunity.”

When he grew up, he promised he would write children’s books to help other children get a head start on life. He created a beautiful, hard cover, full color series of children’s books: Dr. Hope’s “Life Lessons Series.”

Anders is also an accomplished jazz musician. Capturing his sense of humor and his musicality, he partnered with longtime friend and well-loved standup comedian Russ T. Nailz to make accompanying CDs which narrate his books and also help children get up and dance, teach them good oral care, the importance of eating their vegetables, etc.

Tim “Dr. Hope” Anders is a children’s book author and jazz musician. Valley News/Courtesy photo

To see all of Anders’ award-winning children’s picture books and CDs, visit http://www.drhope.com.

For a limited time only, readers can buy three of his books, “Laughing Day,” “The Frog Who Couldn’t Jump” and “Punctuation Pals,” in hardcover, full color picture books for the price of two at http://www.drhope.com/buytwogetonefree.htm.

Anders also wrote a book about his parents, for more information, visit http://www.timdrhopeanders.com.