I want to contribute something positive to the world — and something different. It’s too easy to get depressed and feel like you’re wasting your life away here in prison. Writing like this gives me a sense of purpose. Also, with so much interest these days in alternative spirituality and the paranormal, I think there is a need for my brand of “metaphysical suspense,” as I call it. Plus, on a selfish note, writing helps me “escape” from this place, if only for a while (which is why I normally put in twelve-hour days at it).