I believe in my dream to create meaningful stories and reviews, particularly in the area of horror.
What started this dream?
I began writing stories as early as first grade, and I would read books like the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series and hundreds of Goosebumps rip-offs; I started reading Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft when I was nine, and these stories propelled me to explore horror in all its diverse, terrifying beauty.
What motivates you to follow this dream?
When I was younger, reading made me feel affirmed and shaped my view of the world and myself. It developed a deep sense of empathy. My passions for writing and horror compel me to chase what I love so others can learn and find solace in words.
What are your goals?
My goal is to help others see the value in horror. As well as that, I want to publish Dove Keeper, a horror novel about my executioner relatives that puts forward themes of trauma, grief, mental illness, social isolation, and family conflicts. In the end, I hope my novels and other writing endeavors will help my readers feel understood.
What would you like people to know and where can we find you?
I want everyone to know that all the dark and harrowing parts of their lives matter, and storytelling is a wonderful means of expressing pain and helping others feel less alone.
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