Goodreads asked William Jacobs:

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

William Jacobs Hell 1.0 started as a short story based around the opening scenes of chapter 7.

Little did I know it takes 6 chapters to set up characters and at least as many to develop the action to reach its grisly conclusion!

As I wrote the book, though, the characters took on personalities of their own that didn't mesh with the plans I'd laid for them and their complex motives and aspirations were of a much grander scope. I expect this story to take at least three books to finish now.

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