I grew up in the eighties, and first fell in love with gothic books when I was still in primary school. Hardcover mysteries with ghostly-goings-on and collections of twisted fairytales were always the books I was drawn to. Then as I reached my teens, I naturally moved on to classic horror, before discovering the lure of romance books in my twenties and beyond.
In my own writing, I love to explore all of these themes together - twisting the past with the present and including darker elements like family secrets, diaries, letters, curses and other forbidden things - in an urban setting where not all is as it seems.
By day, I'm a high school library assistant, and by night if I'm not reading or writing, I'm spending time with my husband, our two young adult offspring, and our rescue pets.
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