Goodreads asked M.W. Greenwood:

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

M.W. Greenwood The answer as to what inspired my last (current) book – When Lilacs… -- is both quite simple and terribly complicated.

The simple answer is --

I was unwittingly inspired by an “ach moment” when I realized that -- while the classic dilemma to our lives is supposed to be that “we can’t go home, again”— the actual dilemma is -- we never completely left.

A realization that subconsciously obsessed me until an image formed in my mind that represented the similar pattern that each of our lives, takes. And that is --

Life is a Mobius Strip,
a distorted circle
whose twists and turns,
hills and valleys,
deceive us into believing
our journey through life
will end far from where it began.

That is the simple answer. The complex answer lies within the pages of the book.

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