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Horror with heart.

That is what I strive for in both my novels and short fiction. To create stories that strike a balance between the dark side of human nature (fear, disgust, revenge) and the light (triumph, hope, love).

As a psychologist, I’ve conducted studies on the darker side of human behavior, including sexism, racism, and social rejection. My research has been featured in news outlets (e.g., The New York Times, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Esquire) and radio interviews (Oprah Radio, Martha Stewart Radio).

My blog, entitled “The Writer’s Laboratory,” combines my passions for fiction and psychological science and in a way that teaches authors how to incorporate psychological principles into their own work (see About for more information on my blog).