I read and write to connect emotionally with a story. I want to go on a journey with the characters – to see them grow and mature through life’s many trials. Because of this, I tend to gravitate towards narratives that contain some tragedy. I love a good happy ending of course, but the sadness that someone must endure makes the happiness they ultimately gain more satisfying. The most powerful aspect of fiction is its ability to create empathy between the reader and the characters. I hope I managed to achieve this in my own novel, Dreams and Reason 🙂