About Allison: She said she wanted to visit France so I wanted to create an adventure book around Allison's turtle named Kitty and herself. Thinking about those old choose your own adventure stories that I use to read when I was little. The cover looked a little too basic so I continued to think of other ideas. I was looking at the most popular thriller novel covers and found a similar theme to those I found. Usually, there's a face, something abstract, or the main character not being completely visible. I played around with the idea of using Kitty as my focal point. Until I thought, why don’t I use Allison in the title and use Kitty as the Antagonist in the novel using her claws? Hence, Trusting Kitty came about. My goal was to make it seem like “The Ring” mixed with “Gone Girl”.