While working on the book Amethyst, I decided out of thin air to write a collection of poems. I did not want it to be a cheery, nice, all about rainbows type of collection, I wanted something that nobody would think I wrote. That is how I got the title. I tried to take a negative spin on everything and let that inspire me to write my poems. During the time period that I was writing this, I was going through social problems just like an other teenager in high school. I used my "hardships" to inspire me. The collection is composed of 11 poems. I believe that each poem tells a story, no matter how dark. The pictures and the poems, when put together, have a message behind it. That is why I, as the author, love this collection. I believe that if you write stories or poems or any type of literture, it should tell some type of story or teach a lesson. The Dark Side comes out April 2013 along with Amethyst.