Writing Beauty & Grace was often a struggle in my heart and in my mind, as I tried to imagine and craft the lives of the women and men locked away in Wood Haven.Asylum.
Truthfully, there was a time mid-book when I wanted to quit. When each day, in order to write, I had to enter the dark and dank Wood Haven hallways and immerse myself into the unimaginable world of institutionalization.
Then came the day when everything changed. When instead of struggling, my heart and mind became deeply inspired and dedicated to telling this story.