Goodreads asked J.F. Anstead:

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

J.F. Anstead I got the idea for The Pearl from a medieval poem of the same name. Scholars say the anonymous poet of The Pearl is the same poet that wrote Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Mysticism is the aspect of dreams so I created a dreamworld in my story. It is because sometimes when we dream we can have a mystical experience but in my story the mysticism and drama are intertwined like the ivy of consciousness that makes our soul.

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