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Goodreads asked R.K. Howard:

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

R.K. Howard This is a funny one. My wife and I moved into a new house (we're renting) about a year ago and it came with this brand new dishwasher. It's a beautiful dishwasher and very modern. Digital projector display, super quiet, and I'm sure super expensive. Well, it's a real turd (excuse my language). It really has a mind of its own and drives my wife crazy. So, the idea for ERROR CODE originated from the troubles we had (and still have) with that real-world dishwasher. My wife claimed it was my turn to tell our landlady about the next problem we had, and so reporting the dishwasher issue fell on me to deal with. So, I said I'll write a book about the darn thing and then give my landlady a signed copy of the book with a hint in the message I sign the book with. I plan on doing that soon.

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