I thought I would write a bit about one of my thrillers today and why I wrote the book that I did. MOMMY, MAY I? is a book that either readers seem to love or hate. There aren't too many who are in between about it. I think those who love it are fascinated by the development of a serial killer, and those who hate it abhor such a topic. I do warn readers that it is graphic and disturbing. It is about a serial killer!
I wrote the book I had recently finished a handful of thrillers that
focused on the killer, but the thing that left me questioning always
was; WHY? How does someone become so heinous, so evil? Are they born
that way? Does their environment create them? I didn't know the answers,
so I started doing a ton of research. It was disturbing research and
the answers were equally disturbing. Environment seemed to play a lot
into what creates a serial killer.
I read books and
essays, watched documentaries and even discovered there was a serial
killer in my family's genealogy, who I don't really want to name as the
guy is still alive and has tried to contact my uncle several times.
Anyway, after all of this I decided to
write a book that intertwined the lives of some good characters with
this horrible killer. The most important aspect for me was to detail out
how this killer grew into what he did. It is disturbing. It is
compelling form my point of view. It is a combination of research and
imagination that make up the bulk of the book. It is certainly not a
book for everyone. There is some animal cruelty in it, which was
extremely difficult for me to write because if you know me then you know
that I am a huge animal lover and have a bunch of animals who I treat
like family. However, many of these types of killers begin their spree
on innocent animals. That is the reality of it. There is a reference to
incest. Again--not easy to write but a reality that many of these
killers were abused as kids. And, I am certain what is most offensive is
the fact that the killer in the story is a necrophiliac.
Yes--disturbing, but not something I just pulled out of a rabbit hat.
killers are sick, disturbed and completely heinous individuals. Writing
a book with a character like this was not easy, but the story did come
to me and the good characters in it are heroic and show the other side
of humanity. There is plenty of evil in the world, but I also believe it
to be true that there is more good.
I hope you have a
wonderful week.For anyone who wants to read Mommy, May I? it is FREE for
Amazon Kindle right now.