When writing a book, what is your inspiration? For example are your characters based on people in your life or have personality traits that you seek out in other people?
My inspiration for my stories comes from everywhere, people I see in a line at the supermarket, people in my family, a phrase in a song, a newspaper article … I can't even begin to say where the initial seed of an idea first begins. As I write the seed blooms and takes shape, sometimes a far different shape than I first imagined. So I try not to control my ideas. I let them go and see where they take me.