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April 06, 2017



It always fascinates me to see where the ideas for books come from. I get that authors get tired of answering the question, but I never tire of the answers.

Thanks for sharing your answers.

Hank Phillippi Ryan

So great...I remember Dennis Lehane saying: to have a good book, just put a bunch of interesting characters in a room and see what happens.

Can't wait to read this!

Laura DiSilverio

Mark said what I was going to say: I'm always interested in hearing where an author first got the germ of an idea that then got spun into a book. (A mixed metaphor in there, I think, but you get the idea.) Thanks for sharing.

Dean James

Mark, it's a question that doesn't bother me. I sometimes don't have a coherent answer for it, though, depending on the genesis of a particular book. :-)

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