Goodreads asked Kevin Parham:

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

Kevin Parham The idea for my memoir, titled: "The Vineyard We Knew—A Recollection of Summers on Martha's Vineyard" was inspired in 2008. Throughout life, I had always shared my Vineyard experiences with family and friends, and, one day, my wife suggested that I write a book about them.

I had completely dismissed the idea because I never considered myself a writer. But, I began by jotting some thoughts down, and, a few sentences had become a paragraph; a paragraph became a page; the pages had become chapters, and soon, what had begun as a few sentences, ended up being a 68,000-word manuscript.

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