Northern Virginia/Washington DC area
I believe in the power of story. I believe in telling the truth, be it raw and ugly and painful. Whether I'm writing fiction or nonfiction, my aim is to get at the truth of the story I'm trying to tell. I read everything. I listen. Story is what connects us to each other, it builds our understanding of the world and our empathy for fellow humans. That's why I believe that every story matters.
“…an excellent book that is accurate, accessible to her audience of preteens and teens and is well organized. It is clear that Olivia took considerable time to research the material and integrate it…I know that I will recommend this book to my daughter’s high school librarian to have as a resource and will also recommend it to my teen patients and their parents.”
- Sherry A. Falsetti, Ph.D.