Thursday, 2 July 2009

Why I write.

We are all just one event away from the loss of love, of the status quo, of the illusory balance of our lives. And this is terrifying and liberating.
The characters in my novels are ordainary people made extraordainary by an unusual situation or choice. I am interested in extremities, situational and emotional, which includes crime and madness, sexual deviance, religious devotion, obsessive love...
Happiness is a fragile, transitory thing. Conversely, only when it is gone can we truly discover what we are made of, the very essence of our self: integrity; courage. Or the opposite.
Whether or not we are survivors. I am compelled to explore human emotion and the tentative grip any of us have on our lives.

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