Stacey asked Melanie Dickerson:

I know you have found inspiration in fairy tales and your Christian faith guides your writing, but are any of your character's personalities inspired by people you know or have encountered?

Melanie Dickerson Stacey, I find that I am sometimes inspired by people I know, characters from a movie, or actors and actresses, but the final character usually is unrecognizable from the original person who inspired them. My characters tend to morph into the kind of personality I need them to be that works for my story. But I do sometimes remember who inspired them in the first place. But I will never tell. ;-)

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