Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
I got the idea for the work based on personal experiences, personal interests, and the greater climate of the world around me. I'm very interested in current and past events in the Middle East and certainly concerned with peace for all. These things constantly consumed me, so I had to get the demons out. Elie Wiesel said, "If I hadn't written, I would have exploded". That resonates very much with me.