Optional Question this Month: How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?
Writing a novel is a reflection of my life’s experiences – the good, the sad, and the nasty. It has been interesting to analyze my writing and note a central common theme and recurring characters all of which come from the best and worst of who I am.
In every vision that I bring forth, it is born from the times I felt the horror as I held the lifeless and bloody hand of a murdered victim. The years of feeling trapped by circumstances out of my control. The devastation of watching the end of a life, the bliss of witnessing the birth of a new life. The guilt in wanting to escape but finding the courage to surrender to love. The breathless joy of suddenly racing past a perceived limitation. The incredible awe of tuning into a dimension that science can’t measure.
All of this and more, events and people that have shaped my character and stoked the fires of my fears, are woven into The Guardian’s Wildchild and Forbidden.