What do you create?
Stories about ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances often in the darkest places imaginable.
Why do you create?
I am a nurse and a humanitarian aid worker, and I write to share the stories of people I’ve met as they struggle to survive crisis after crisis in a world that’s grown weary of so much misery. The people I meet are not so different from all of us and that is what I hope my readers will take away from my stories.
What do you consume?
Books—like so many other writers, I am an avid reader. But, I am also consumed by the news—in every form available—print, electronic, magazines, books, radio. I’m fascinated by the spin and how the same story takes on an entirely different arc depending less on the facts than on the reporter’s interpretation.