The 80s are often labeled an age of optimism, but the reality of a troubled and violent world still persists, so in many ways our optimism was misplaced.
The challenge was to talk about monstrous things in human terms, to be simultaneously clear-eyed and empathetic about human frailty.
It resonates that my deeper dive into realism is the result of the growing urgency in everyday life.
I trust that the words will come.
I think it’s a great honor to be part of a new and thriving literary movement.
It was important to me to be completely honest—especially to teen readers!—about the struggle to make good choices in a world metaphorically and literally on fire.
Committal grew from a hybrid lineage of media.
I also have learned a great deal from other writers, whether from reading their work or receiving (generous) feedback.
True crime is very much a part of the larger story of my medical trauma.
Like most authors, I tend to write what I know, especially when it comes to place.