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Torey Hayden

Torey Hayden (born 1951 in Livingston, Montana, USA) is a child psychologist, special education teacher, university lecturer and writer who has written books about children under her care.

Hayden moved from USA to Wales 1980. She married a Scottish man 1982 and had a daughter Sheena 1985. She lives currently in Scotland.

Hayden writes fictionalized accounts of her real-life experiences with teaching children with special needs. Her pupils have been autistic, with Tourette syndrome or victims of sexual abuse and fetal alcohol syndrome[?].


  • One Child (1980)
  • Somebody Elseís Kids (1981)
  • Murphyís Boy (1983)
  • The Sunflower Forest (fiction, 1984)
  • Just Another Kid (1988)
  • Ghost Girl (1991)
  • The Tigerís Child (1995)
  • The Mechanical Cat (fiction, 1999)
    • (not published in English but in Swedish, Italian, Finnish and Japanese)
  • Beautiful Child (2002)

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