Q: While the book rests on dark subject matter and a lot of sadness, I ultimately read the ending as hopeful. What do you hope the reader takes away from the story?
A: We often don’t expect certain people [in our lives] to stay, and the reality is that with a lot of friendships there is a special kind of love there. I’ve had so many times when friends were in my corner without me even asking them to be. They would just show up during the dark times and that made a huge impact. I wrote that into the Amber character and she really became one of my favorites in the story. Both her and Corvus are survivors.
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