Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
Maggie, the protagonist, has been in my head for years. She is a child of the 1960's, a time of immense social change, and unprecedented opportunities for girls/women. Her mother did not want her to avail herself of any of these new opportunities, and in fact, was fixated on the idea that her daughter's virtue (virginity) and reputation were the only things of importance. (Add to this her mothers mental/emotional instability and a propensity towards violence)
Overcoming these circumstances, and others, and becoming a modern, accomplished woman despite all the obstacles (and as this is a melodrama the obstacles are HUGE) was the idea I wished to write about.