Addison Trail alumnus publishes first children's book

Pictured is Addison Trail alumnus Aaron Ozee (class of 2014), who recently published his first children's book, "My Darling Child Shiloh." Below is the cover of that book.

Addison Trail alumnus Aaron Ozee, class of 2014, recently published his first children's book.

The book, titled "My Darling Child Shiloh," tells of a relationship between a boy named Shiloh and his mother, who share an unbreakable bond. Alone they might be few, but together they are many. The love they share is more powerful than anything in the world. And after reading their story of happiness and belonging, you'll understand, just as much as they do, how important it is to be family.

Ozee said "My Darling Child Shiloh” has been listed on five bestseller lists since the book was published in August and is available to buy in more than 100 countries. It also is open for translation in more than six languages. The book is being distributed in print and eBook format to retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Half Price Books, Alibris, AbeBooks, OverDrive, Book Depository, Books-A-Million and others.

In October, Ozee will make appearances at three local bookstores to sign copies of his new, bestselling book. Below are details of those visits.

  • 1 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 8 at This Old Book in Grayslake
  • 1 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Half Price Books in Bloomingdale
  • 1 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Half Price Books in Schaumburg

“It has been some time since I last walked the halls of Addison Trail, but I will never forget the individuals who aided my cause to become not only the author, but the man I am today,” Ozee said. “The knowledge each of my educators gave me, in some way or another, helped further my understanding of my field in both writing and business. Even though many of my educators contributed to my early development equally, there is one who stands out, as he was not only a mentor to me, but a father figure as well. He helped me through so much when I was at Addison Trail and was there whenever I needed him, always finding ways to improve my situation at school to prepare me for what waited beyond. Jeff Laschinski, you are responsible for making my dreams, in their early stages, come true and for having my back when no one else would – and for that, I am sincerely grateful.”