Goodreads asked Nicola Byrne:

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

Nicola Byrne A number of years ago I was in a situation where I broke up with a guy I lived with, and was forced to stay there due to financial restrictions. It was a very painful time in my life, and meeting someone else, while still living there, both helped and hindered the situation. This period had a huge impact on the rest of my life, and one day I felt the urge to write about it, thinking that maybe it would give me closure. Eventually, it did, although not in the way I expected. Having written the true events, I decided I wanted to create a fictional story based on it. Hey presto! "WHEN WILL I HOLD YOU AGAIN?" was born.

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