I wear to two separate writing hats, switching between YA contemporary and YA horror. It can be challenging at times, but the sense of fulfillment I get from writing each genre is more than worth it. While my YA contemporary has always been a solo venture, my YA horror is the product of two twisted minds coming together to explore the dark and often tormented depths of human mind. My co-author on that often disturbing journey is the talented Lindsay Currie.
As many of you know, writing can be a very lonely process. You exist for long periods of time inside your own mind, dreaming up characters and weaving in threads. Having a co-author allows me to balance that, gives me the freedom to to close in on myself while writing contemporary and retain the human link, the collaboration of another mind if you will, while writing horror. It is that balance that enables me to write across multiple manuscripts each day.