Local man writes a kids’ book for adults

Authors offers a Dr. Seuss-like look at balancing life


WAYS TO COPE—Author Dan Schuck, below, finished writing his book (above) after his longtime partner committed suicide.

Dan Schuck, a Calabasas resident and author, was writing a book as a Valentine’s Day gift for his partner of five years, Jill Messick. But Messick, who suffered from bipolar disorder and depression, took her own life on Feb. 7.

Rather than quit writing, Schuck decided to finish his project to raise awareness about mental health issues and suicide.

In May, he published “...

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