LT: I’d love it if Johnny Depp played Billy. (Not hinting or anything, Johnny…) As for Janey, I’m not really sure.
I am a 22 year-old hippie who is just discovering what life really is. I have spent the last two years of my life in college for what has been the best experience of my life, but the real fun of life is about to begin. Working on the college newspaper was an adventure, with no moment ever being a dull one. I mean, come on, who else but a journalist could spend a day in the same court room as a murderer, try to catch an interview with a 9/11 conspiracy theorist and hug the Stanley Cup?
However, journalism is not where my heart is. My heart is entrenched in novel writing and I am ditching my journalism diploma and career to pursue being a full-time novelist and moving out to the west coast with my dog and fiance. It’s the beginning of a journey that I have always dreamed of. For this dream I left a journalism career that was in its beginning stages and I skipped out on a Communications degree after getting accepted into university. It means I might be going back to my old housekeeping jobs until writing gets me somewhere but I’m crazy enough to be convinced it’ll work. It helps that my fiance is just as crazy a dreamer as I.
I have been writing since I could put a pencil to paper it seems. My first writings were short stories rewriting fairy tales in ways I envisioned them to play out. Poetry was something that intrigued me in junior high school. An interest in Shakespeare came in high school when I attended an outreach school in grades 11 and 12. I was permitted to study on my own and got to drift around with different areas on top of the curriculum already in place. Shakespeare and forensics became the two main things I studied there. It was through Shakespeare’s MacBeth and an essay assignment that I got interested in the witch hunts and trials of the 16th and 17th centuries, igniting the idea for the Spellbound series.