I'm a full-time novelist. I write psychological thrillers about dark, twisted people who do dark, twisted things.

I'm less interested in what people do, and more interested in why they do it.

I love cats. Especially this cat.

Kobe as a kitten.

I love the Seahawks.

February 2, 2014. GO HAWKS! Super Bowl champions!

I'm a member of International Thriller WritersInternational Association of Crime Writers, and Mystery Writers of America.

My favorite authors are Stephen King, Chelsea Cain, Chuck Palahniuk, and Jeffery Deaver.

With Chelsea Cain at our Serial Killers panel at Bouchercon 2012.

My favorite fictional serial killers are Hannibal Lecter, Gretchen Lowell, and Dexter Morgan.

I don't have a favorite real-life serial killer, because that would just be wrong.

I was born and raised in Toronto, but I spent five years in Seattle, which is where I wrote my first two novels. I now split my time between Toronto and Seattle.

I love chocolate.

I'm represented by Victoria Skurnick of Levine Greenberg Literary Agency in New York City.

I'm published by Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books. I have two books out, CREEP and FREAK, and THE BUTCHER (a standalone thriller) will be released July 15, 2014.

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