My brain was damaged.
My thoughts and emotions were out of whack. I was grounded in reality but disconnected from it at the same time. The worlds inside and outside my head were suddenly frightening places. The worst part about it all, though, was that no one (doctor, parent, counselor, therapist) could explain to me why my mind was acting the way it was; whether it could be fixed; or how long I’d be like this.
Eventually, like the protagonists of many books I’d read, I found my way through the fog. I went to college, graduated from law school, and went on with my life. But my trauma and experiences still haunt me, and in writing I find solace.
I live in Royal Oak, Michigan, with my wife and twin boys. It’s where I write, practice law, play superheroes, revel and muse, and generally try not to draw attention to myself.
The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman is my first novel about a high school girl who begins experiencing the unexplainable. No one believes her. Her friends think she’s crazy, her mom and doctor think she’s making things up. Then, in a cramped waiting room, Courtney meets someone who just may know exactly what it is that’s happening to her, and more importantly, what she needs to do to fix it.