Why do I bring this up? Because as a writer, I am asked a certain question constantly—whether it is from an agent, publisher, or marketing expert. What sets your work apart? Why should someone pick up your book and not another? I actually didn’t come up with my platform on my own. I sort of stumbled into the role. Having my mother as an only reader in high school, I couldn’t write about topics I’d be embarrassed for her to read. When interviewed by Pat Wick from The Sierra Vista Herald, she said it was refreshing not to have a compelling story without all the sex, drugs, violence, language, etc.
While I used to do so by chance, I believe now I compel myself to be different. I want to write pieces that go deeper than the glamour of Hollywood. While I’m in the “young adult” market, I want to be the author even adults can escape to when they don’t want all the other stuff. The more books I read driven for the adult market and the racier the storyline on television, the more I value having such a platform.