What would you do, if the people you loved wanted you to become a monster? What if they wouldn't take no for an answer? When twelve-year-old Zach Trewick is faced with questions like these, there seems to be only one answer- Run. But Zach's family has no intention of letting him escape so easily, because even though he doesn't know it yet, Zach is a Curse-Breaker, the long-foretold boy who can erase the curse of his family forever. And they will stop at nothing to prevent him.
I began writing at the age of seven, while watching my mother compose poetry at the kitchen table. I already loved books, so I thought I'd give it a try myself. I've continued writing ever since, although nowadays it's mostly novels.
Most of my work could be loosely grouped under the category of Young Adult, if only because many of my characters are young and I keep my writing clean. But in spite of that, I never write bland books with nothing to say. They always include a deeper level for more experienced readers to think about. I've always been something of a dreamer and a lover of bright and beautiful things, and that's reflected in my writing at times.
My stories tend to be about adventure and survival, usually with a strong speculative element. I like to write about what might happen if a boy found himself in a moral dilemma because he disapproves of his parents' choice to become werewolves (as I did in Cry for the Moon), or what might happen if the Moon were terraformed into a glitzy resort destination (as I did in Tycho), and so forth.
People sometimes like to know where the particular inspiration for a story came from, and I usually discuss that subject in the Author's Note at the end of each book I write.
It's always encouraging to talk to anyone who took pleasure in my work, and I like talking to fans. So if anyone has questions or comments about anything, please feel free to message me.