I am the author of the Spooky Twisties Series for Middle Grade/YA.
Each of the three books contains 13 interconnected stories which follow a group of friends as they navigate their way through supernatural events in an idyllic community during the course of a ‘normal’ day. A mix of horror, humor, and ‘twisted endings’ make for fun, entertaining reading.
I've lived my entire life in the rolling hills and three rivers of western Pennsylvania and the majority of my working years were as a Systems Engineer for a large corporation. When my sons were born, I took a hiatus from work, and tutored math and reading while being a substitute teacher in local schools. I returned to the workforce and retired a few years ago.
I've always enjoyed reading scary stories, and maybe watched a few too many psychological thriller TV series with unexpected twists.
One of my first stories was about a group of kids that go out to play their annual game of ghosts in the graveyard. Thinking of that 'what if' scenario led to other tales which eventually became the Spooky Twisties Series. Originally, I killed off one of my main characters in Book 1 but decided to keep her (or him) for another story, and I'm glad I did.
Besides writing, I enjoy watercolor painting, charcoal/pencil sketching, exercising, golf, and reading some of my favorite scary thrilling authors. And by the way, I still watch and enjoy those scary psychological thriller marathon weekends when broadcast certain times of the year.