Goodreads asked Kristen Callihan:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Kristen Callihan The idea for EVERNIGHT's story came organically while writing Shadowdance. When Holly Evernight was forced to create a clockwork heart for a madman, and that heart was put into Will Thorne, I knew there had to be consequences.

How would witnessing the torture of Will affect Holly? What would become of Will? And would he blame her?

But that's usually how it goes for most stories, you have a series of "what if" questions that builds into a plot.

I think most authors work off of two main premises: "what happens if?" and "what happens next?"

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