Goodreads asked Alex Ames:

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

Alex Ames My most recent book "Brilliant Actors" takes my heroine Calendar Moonstone into the Hollywood Movie scene. When I originally conceptualised Calendar and her cat burglary adventures, some immediate setting ideas came to my mind in a sort of 'What-if-game': she breaks in and stumbles upon a dead body and becomes a suspect (made into my book "Brilliant Plan"), stealing the spectacular diamonds of a movie star and running into a fellow cat burglar competing for the same loot ("Brilliant Actors"). There are some more initial one-sentence plots I conceived and which are usually my litmus test for serialisation. And all I had to do then is to take a load of time and bring the storyline into reality.

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