Goodreads asked Carla Coon:

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

Carla Coon I used to write non-fiction for a few national and state publications, then we decided to homeschool seven of our eight children. I resigned from a couple boards and hung up my writing cap.
One day, a couple of the children had a creative writing assignment. I decided to join them, hoping to teach by example. I described a cherished spot in the woods, where my family used to picnic. I wrote the piece as if a character were just discovering a mystical glen.
That night, a friend dropped by and found the pages on the coffee table. She read them while I was making coffee. When I returned, steaming mugs in hand, she asked, "What happens next?" I laughed and told her it was a silly writing assignment for the kids. She convinced me it was not only good, but that I should tell the whole story. On a lark, I began, and soon the mystery of The Glen Saga was born.

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