We live in a post-modern, post-truth world, where talking about even the shallowest of subjects makes people’s defences go up. So how do you introduce topics that, ultimately, will be the one thing that will help them?
That’s where my stories come in. They are built around themes. Around questions. They get you, the reader, to take a moment in a busy world and immerse yourself in something deeper than a To-Do list. I don’t want you to spend their time reading my novels, I’d prefer you invested it. That’s not to say that I have all the answers, but I do tend to ask a number of questions.
That’s why I do what I do. I could try to entertain or excite a reader, but I’d prefer to help reveal something to them. Something they may have never even realised. Things like:
- How the things they carry slow them down
- Whether or not the secrets they keep are really buried
- How they arrived at this moment on the road of life, and where they’ll go from here
- How to deal with the sins of the past
- What the concept of friendship is in a world of social media
- How insecurity holds back so many good things in their life
These stories are the ones that engage with people at a deeper level. Stories are universal, and they’re powerful. And it’s my hope – and plan – to use them to help you, the reader, go a little deeper into life.