"Many of us are driven to write through experiences born from pain, generating a need

to uniquely express our own inner turmoil. Light-hearted inspiration is certainly an

enviable reason to tap into one’s creative juices, but those feelings don’t stimulate the

kinds of thoughts that lodge within me and grow in complexity. I can pinpoint a tragic,

life-changing event occurring in my mid-teens that transformed me into a writer, and

it seems that the weightier side of life continues to be my motivation." -Keith Steinbaum