Living in a small town has its advantages, but when tragedy strikes, it literally hits very close to home. Over the past few monthse, five young lives were wiped out in my town due to traffic accidents, suicide, and a flash flood. Of the five, I know the parents of two.
Then we had this weird attempted kidnapping of three teens...I know two of them.
As a writer, I create crimes, scenarios and tragedies from my own imagination, fueled by experience. When the actual events happen to people I know, some of it will eventually end up in a book I'm working on, which brings me to the point of this blog (I knew you were wondering): how much of real life worms its way into my books?
The answer is, A LOT. So, with apologies to anyone who thinks I may be writing about them...I probably am, but read this on my copyright page: The characters and events in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to person, whether living or dead, is strictly coincidental.