Goodreads asked Gary Daly:

How do you get inspired to write?

Gary Daly I have a wide range of subject interests and they give me the inspiration for my stories. For example, my novel, 'The Ishii Legacy' came about because I learned that the Japanese ran an enormous bio-weapons operation in China during the occupation, they were planning genocide. I'd never known about it, and it led me to write a novel weaving that fact as a background to a modern day crime/thriller.

So, it varies hugely.

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