An interviewer once asked me to describe my "style" when it came to writing. And I'm often asked about the "messages" I try to convey to readers. This might sound strange, but I think it's my job to make you, the reader, uncomfortable. Whether it's the issue of domestic violence, rape, child molestation, drug addiction, I've been driven as a writer to depict those images, as uncomfortable as they are to write, in ways that forces the reader to pay attention, not because I get off on the shock factor, or the drama, but because these things are a part of life, real life.
So,iIt's one thing to write these types of books, but it's another to create situations in which readers also have to look at a scene from a different perspective, one that they might never have considered before. In my first novel, "And On The Eighth Day She Rested", not only were readers privy to Ruth's plight as an abused woman, but they also got to see inside her abuser's head, as well. You probably didn't empathize with Eric, but you were at least given insight into what drove him to do the things he did.
In "That Devil's No Friend of Mine", I gave you a chance to experience the temptation and heartache of a recovering heroine addict in Rayne, and even shared her experience with you of what it was like for her to "fall off the wagon" and lose herself again in those old habits.
The only messages I ever try to convey in any of my books is to ask that you open your mind and your hearts, and really consider an idea or opinion or a choice, or even a lifestyle aside from your own. So, in answer to the question "What is my writing style?", I'd have to say, confrontational and not necessarily pretty, but always, real.