Synesthesia and Blue Teeth
In this post: The fascinating neurological condition synesthesia affects how I see and write about the world. Join the conversation and I'll tell you what my synthesthesia senses in your personality!
For newsletter subscribers: In your inbox, you'll get an exclusive scene from my work-in-progress featuring a character who "reads" emotions through synesthesia.
When I was thirteen years old, I had a deep-water experience that terrified me. My sister, cousin, and I swam out to the buoy that delineated the beach area from the rest of Lake Champlain. Not being a strong swimmer at the time, as soon as I reached the buoy, I was tired and wanted to head back to shore.
I flipped onto my back, since backstroke is my strongest stroke and easiest to do when I'm tired.
My right arm is apparently a lot stronger than my left arm, so I pulled unevenly.
Unbeknownst to me, I was heading straight out toward the open lake.
I write YA/adult fantasy & sci-fi that explores fantastic and interconnected worlds, with stories that burn through the darkest realities with hope and redemption.
Learn more here!