Shatter World

So what’s it like writing a book featuring a Hispanic, male, poverty-stricken gang member? Well, as a white, female, middle-class Mormon, I’ll tell you that it involves lots of life experiences and some research.

One of my favorite things to do as an author is to fairly represent¬†opposing views, so when my main character was so much like me, I choose a very different kind of character to resist, challenge and eventually teach her. I’ve blogged about some of my experiences writing about a character so unlike me. A few of these posts are¬†award-winning articles from League of Utah Writer’s nonfiction contests.

The Mormon, the Lesbian Couple and the Scrawny Attorney

Mormons and Gays and Diversity, Oh My

depression era

Only One You: How to Write with Diversity

You can also check out some of the books and documentaries I dug into.

power in union

monster book