I'm a professional photographer, certified herbalist, and author who lives in central Ohio. I've always been passionate about writing; whether it be poetry, short stories or novels. I find words to be very powerful and cathartic, and a single word can hold a world of meaning. Writing a novel wasn't an initial intention, and certainly neither was being an author. It started out as an idea, a simple flicker of a thought that had potential. I wanted to create something that made people think, made them contemplate their own mind. I formed a general outline of what I thought the story could be. However, it wasn't long before the characters started to develop on their own, and the story took a completely different direction (which felt beyond my doing and control). Then, almost 3 years later, Dark Adaptation was born.