On Writing

The Music I Write To

Music is powerful. It sets a mood and evokes emotions. And it can be a writer’s best friend. While there are times when I prefer to write in silence, I usually have music playing in the background. Though it has to be the right music for what I’m writing. When I was writing The Insistence of …

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On Writing About Trauma

Trauma survival plays a part in some of my writing. That can be a difficult issue to tackle. My main character in To the Left of Death struggles with post-traumatic stress after being unwittingly involved in murder. The novel is written in the first-person, which lets you step inside her mind and (hopefully) experience some of her …

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I Want To Be a Writer

After publishing The Insistence of Memory, I can’t count the number of people who have told me some variation of “I always wanted to be a writer.” My natural reaction to confessions like that is something like “Cool, what have you written?”The answer to that question varies, but most often it’s along the lines of “Oh! …

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