I am an experimental author. Basically all that means is that I like to do things differently.
I enjoy creeping through the darker corners of literature, whether that is through reading psychological horror and fantasy, or researching the offbeat and macabre for my own novels. The books I read, and hopefully the ones I write, give unique shapes to sentences. I am drawn to unusual imagery and form.
I have studied Psychology to postgraduate level and continue to devour non-fiction that is related to mental illness. I have found my specialty in this arena and enjoy finding unique angles to approach sensitive and misunderstood topics in my writing.
I am proud of the research I put into each story and novel I create and hope that those who read my work will not only learn more about psychological illness, but may also resonate on some level and find comfort too.
I don’t shy away from graphic imagery and in many cases I embrace it. Although the effect may be a visceral or emotional response, my intention is to help my readers embody the experience, to really get “what if feels like.” That recognition and understanding will always be so much more powerful than Prozac.
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The image I created below sums up the intention and purpose behind my work: