Goodreads asked Sheila Horne:

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

Sheila Horne Sunshine Girls started as a short story for one of my writing classes in George Brown. My teacher told me it could be a book. So, I started to write it as a novel. I put it down for a few years and went back to writing short stories. Four years ago I heard the song, To Love Somebody, by the Bee Gees, on the radio and I knew exactly how I would write it. Sunshine Girls was also inspired by an article I had written, Untying The Last Thread. I interviewed women from twenty-five to ninety-two years old about their careers and marriage. I was surprised to find out how many women from the baby boomer generation had felt the pressure to marry young. When I asked about the Women's Rights Movement telling them they had other options, they response came back: "We heard them but we didn't listen."

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