Tell us about your debut book, Metallic Heart.
Metallic Heart is a post-apocalyptic romance novel about a woman who struggles with trauma related to her sister's death, a man who struggles to find peace with his past, and a scientist who connects them both.
I began writing it about three years ago because, at the time, there was a huge lack of knowledge surrounding trauma and PTSD, and focused mostly on veterans. I wanted to educate others about what PTSD looks like in a person who could be a neighbor or a friend. About halfway through, the storyline took on a life of its own, morphing and changing out of my control into something beautiful.
It is definitely more than just a post-apocalyptic romance. It is a story about redemption, self-love, and learning how to navigate trauma.
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