When I was researching manic depression for the character of Althea, one of the resources I looked to was Stephen Fry’s documentary The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive. In the midst of the holidays, the closing of the dumpster fire that was 2016, and the start of the new year, I’ve been thinking a … More Everything Ever After.
A writing friend once told me: Look, if you tell me something, it’s with the knowledge that I might tell someone else, or write about it, or both. So if you don’t want me to do that, don’t tell me.
I’ve been working on a YA novel since 2011, inspired by my work with middle school youth Savannah’s Deep Center. I was sick of hearing about Team Edward/Jacob and other Twilight drivel, and wanted to write a story for the young girls in my class that promoted strong, independent young women.