Goodreads asked Stylo Fantome:

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

Stylo Fantome Hmmm, toughy. The ether of the universe? Degradation was because I read a short story about this real a-hole guy who treated this girl he liked horribly - beyond whatever it is you're thinking. I wanted my own spin on it. A real a-hole who could treat someone horribly, but in a way they'd like - and I wanted a girl who was like a REAL girl, not some virginal-shocked-that-he-even-notices-her girl; a girl who could give as good as she got. It ran from there.

The story I'm currently working on, I have no clue. My brain just kept picturing this scene, of a girl kneeling in the desert, wiping blood off her cheek. The words just started coming ...

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