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Goodreads asked Forrest Parkyr:

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

Forrest Parkyr I don't really have an answer for that; I was brainstorming for a different novel (coincidentally in the same universe as "Be Happy, Idiot") when I very suddenly plotted out the entirety of the novel. It was the week before NaNoWriMo 2010 and decided then and there that I would be writing "Be Happy, Idiot" instead of "The Death of Someone", which is still in the works.

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