I has always loved horror. As a kid, I preferred the Grimm fairytales over the Disney versions, and when I was ten years old I discovered Stephen King. I devoured his terrifying stories with much gusto (even while breaking out in stress-related hives).
The love of horror has stayed with me. Also my love of books. I write for children, teens and adults. To me, it isn’t really that different. It’s all about characters, and what happens when ordinary people find themselves in extraordinary situations.