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I’m the New York Times Bestselling author of twelve suspense novels including The Winter People and Promise Not To Tell. My latest, My Darling Girl, will be out in October. I’ve written about ghosts, serial killers, shape shifting monsters, an evil fairy king, a kidnapping rabbit, a terrifying swimming pool, and more.

My first novel was, at its heart, a ghost story.  That novel drew me to write about the unexplained, the dark side, the fears that keep me awake at night, the way the past haunts the present.  When studying writing in college and grad school, again and again I was told: Write what you know.  But over the years, I have developed my own mantra, one which is so vital to who I am and what I do that I had it tattooed on my wrist: Write what scares you.

I live on the Gulf Coast of Florida with my partner, Drea. When I’m not writing, I spend a lot of time exploring and seeking out haunted places, real and imagined.

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