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 speak… Continue reading Dark Themed Books


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 I… Continue 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 gave… Continue reading The Chaotic World of a Writer

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. I… Continue reading Nothing Selfish About Suicide