Is there a reason you choose to write about the "gritty"/horror topics in most of your books?
Not judging you, just curious about your influences. (I choose to read this kind of stuff along with police procedurals and I'm trying to figure out why I gravitate that way myself!)
I tend to write the kind of stories I like to read. For some reason, those topics keep getting stuck in my head. I think they're fascinating. Also, I admit I really like playing with characters who are complete fuck ups. There might be something of my personality in that....