In my own words...

I believe in the power of imagination. Our ability to envision a different future sets us apart from other biological beings. Science fiction looks to the future and declares the possibilities before us. It also takes an unflinching look at the realities of our shared humanity. As a young teen, these worlds swept me away. 

Books from countless authors took my mind into changed world scenarios. George Orwell and Aldous Huxley, Sheri S. Tepper and Margaret Atwood. Ray Bradbury and Philip K. Dick. Heart-pounding medical thrillers by Patricia Cornwall and Robin Cook ignited my imagination, and my horror! I was hooked.

But Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain drew me in to a world where biological life hung in the balance. It was the idea of a sudden, changed-world scenario that was so impactful. What happens when your world suddenly becomes hostile to life, and daily existence is replaced by survival at any cost?

When life looks nothing like your normal world, I believe it's then we show what we are made of. It's the possibility of what we can become that drives my story-telling. I do that through the lens I know best: science fiction.