A dream that I had. I couldn't stop thinking about it, so I eventually started jotting down notes as the idea grew. Two years later I had a book.
I love talking to peers and hearing about their development as a writer. I've been able to bounce ideas about plot, wording, etc off of them and vice versa. I am honored to be able to work with so many wonderful and talented writers who like to impart their knowledge to help a newbie like me.
My story is about a man with OCD with a past that comes back to haunt him.
The subject matter is amazing! There are so many real-life heroes living with different illnesses, disabilities, etc. who should be celebrated just as much as the flawed and fictional heroes that we love to read about.
It's important for everyone to know that an illness or condition can't take away from a man being a hero. It's especially important for men with these conditions to know and understand that!
"I've been watching you. You make it easy for someone like me to calculate your next move. With all of your counting and your strict routines, you're taking all of the thrill out of the hunt. But that's okay. It's the kill I'm after."
I am close with someone with mild OCD so I had a little bit to go off of. However, I did some research online to try and see what a day in the life of someone with severe OCD is like. It's heartbreaking.
Reading, personal history, people watching.
This question is terribly unfair, haha! Pepper Winters and Kitty Thomas got me into dark romance so they're definitely toward the top of the list. But there are so many incredible authors that I would list as favorites of mine.
I loved the book Go Ask Alice when I was growing up. I first read it in middle school. I can't remember how I stumbled upon it but, thinking back, I probably didn't have any business reading it. I wouldn't consider it dark or messed up by the standards that I look for in a book today but, thinking back, for a 12 year-old, it was pretty messed up!