David O'Malley is a Salesian priest with a great experience of youth work. For nine years he was responsible for the coordination of youth work in the Salesian Province in Great Britain. For nine years he was chaplain to the staff and students of Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton, with over 1500 students. He has recently been responsible for the Salesian Retreat Centre, Savio House in Cheshire. He is a well-known author of books for youth and those who work with the young. His best-selling book, Trust the Road, has been used by many schools as a parting gift for older students, and has been translated into French and Croatian.