Dark Themed Books

I have been asked on multiple occasions about writing about dark themes like rape, drug addiction, suicide, and depression. It isn’t always why do I write about them, but how I go about writing such emotional issues and what kind of toll it takes on me personally. Often when asked about this I will speakContinue reading “Dark Themed Books”

Self-Inflicted

A couple of weeks ago in one of my classes, we had to create a discussion post analyzing everyday text using the literary theory we had just learned about. One of my classmates chose to address the Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why. Now, I haven’t seen the series yet, but I’ve read the book so IContinue reading “Self-Inflicted”

The Chaotic World of a Writer

The first time I saw this meme, I laughed. At least until I realized this was my life. I’ve shared pictures before of my writing area. It hasn’t changed much. It’s still a huge mess, but I can find everything. Most of the time. I kind of miss the old mess. Even if it gaveContinue reading “The Chaotic World of a Writer”

How do we prevent suicide?

I just read an article directed at preventing suicide in Malaysia, but the truth is we need to prevent suicide everywhere. If you would like to read the article, check my Tragic Facts page. For me suicide is a big deal. Over the past year we have lost several wonderful actors to this tragic ordeal,Continue reading “How do we prevent suicide?”

Bullying and Suicide: A Review of Tormented

Earlier this week I joined a group on LinkedIn of authors that write what is considered edgy for Young Adult Fiction. One of the authors posted about their book Tormented. It is currently free on Amazon for Kindle users. As this novel talks about some of the same things I do in my own books,Continue reading “Bullying and Suicide: A Review of Tormented”

Nothing Selfish About Suicide

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/katie-hurley/theres-nothing-selfish-about-suicide_b_5672519.html I was scrolling through my Face Book page and I came across the above article. It talks about how there is nothing selfish about suicide and I agree. I am a survivor of suicide. When I was about 18 or 19, I attempted to take my own life. I had extremely low self-esteem. IContinue reading “Nothing Selfish About Suicide”