Goodreads asked Paul Byall:

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

Paul Byall My most recent novel came from a short story I'd written. About a year after it was published, I was taking a look at it one day and decided it had the core of a novel. So the question becomes where did idea for the story come from? And the truth is I don't remember. This is not uncommon for me. Often I'll get an idea for a story, but the story goes through so many iterations by the time it's finished it bears little resemblance to the original idea. So it's easy to forget where the idea came from in the first place.

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