Goodreads asked Genevieve Graham:

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

Genevieve Graham When I moved to Nova Scotia from Alberta, I had no idea about the Halifax Explosion. The first time I saw a video (CBC "Shattered City) I thought it was fiction! Then I discovered more people died in that one moment (about 1500) than all the Halifax County men and women in WWI. How could I not know about this? EVERYone in Canada should know! So I started writing about Danny Baker, a small town fisherman, who heads off to war with adventure in his heart and returns home a changed man. But the Halifax Explosion wasn't the only story. Many people survived the Great War and the Explosion then discovered those were only the beginning of their battles. PTSD (which was called "shellshock" and even "moral weakness" back then) was a whole new battlefield. In the meantime, the rest of the world was going through major changes, including the roles of women in society. I didn't want to focus on just one thing, since that time in history was so full of fascinating change, so I researched it all. Enjoy!
Genevieve Graham

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