Goodreads asked C.K. Houck:

How do you get inspired to write?

C.K. Houck From my early years as a student at the University of Alabama I started to realize just how complex colleges and university communities truly are. Students, faculty, administrators, not to mention avid alumni, sports fans, and other stakeholders beyond the campus. Universities are fascinating places and, while insulated to a point, they are not immune to the intrigues and challenges seen elsewhere or to untoward forces though in our minds we might expect and want them to be. Despite unifying goals, stakeholders have their own needs and agendas.

'The University' is a multilayered story of inextricably linked lives set to the cadence of one school year. Only this year the stars align in a way that shakes fictitious Brighton University to its very core.

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