AS A PHOTOJOURNALIST, I travel extensively in Africa, South and Central America, and Asia, capturing images of nature and wildlife and documenting the lives of people who live in some of the most remote and fascinating places on earth.

MY DEBUT NOVEL, BEHIND THE LENS, introduces Annie Hawkins Green, a seasoned war photographer haunted by the memory of a feisty ten-year-old Afghan girl who died in her arms. A single mother, Annie struggles with PTSD, likes her bourbon neat, and is fiercely protective of her daughter, her friends, and her lover.