Goodreads asked Callie James:

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

Callie James What prompted me to write Home to Stay? For much of my life, I was a single mother of a child with severe Asperger's Syndrome (high functioning autism). This was likely the most difficult 18 years of my life...and then some. These years dramatically shaped me as a person, good and bad. They were so stressful that I eventually developed PTSD. Now add a new parent (by marriage) in there and you have an entirely different set of issues. I wanted to put these difficulties in a story that wasn't mine, but one that resembled many aspects of my experiences. And of course, Matt and Jess have their happy-ever-after.

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