Why I write - and why you should read
Most of us are so busy, we miss a sense of wonder and meaning in our lives. Fiction mixes the ordinary with the extraordinary, which helps us appreciate the magical moments all around us.
In an age of automation and robotisation, it’s important we re-connect with what it means to be human. We have become digitally connected but relationally disconnected. Emotional intelligence and emotional health have suffered.
Studies show that readers are more empathetic and manage stress better. I write speculative fiction so people can “escape to engage”. It’s not escapism. It’s intentional rest, emotional exercise, and imaginative exploration.