Writer. Traveler. Philosopher. Earned a BA in Liberal Arts. Former independent filmmaker. Calls the Pacific Northwest home. Has no pets. Is a morning person. Enjoys Indian food. Will answer most questions about the story or characters.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up overseas. I spent time in Africa, Europe, Central America, and Asia. The most obvious influence on my stories is the diversity of the characters. They come from all over. This creates opportunities for conflict and connection. One of my primary themes is how and why people connect. This applies to me as a reader as well. On the surface, I may have nothing in common with a character, but I connect with them anyway. Where I grew up has shown me that people of varying backgrounds are similar in some ways.