Writers use words, characters, and situations, to explore what it means to be human. Like all tools, words require fine-tuning and constant care. I believe in the power of story as a means to consider how an individual might react and respond to the ordinary and extraordinary challenges that confront each of us in our lives. Therein lies the power of storytelling; to expose our flaws, decipher our failures, celebrate our joys, and discover our hidden strengths and talents. In short, books are the language of our common humanity, the path to more comprehensive communication, and the solution to world peace.
But it is the subtlety of the writer who renders palatable that often terrifying and unsettling underbelly of truth.