Goodreads asked Marie Benedict:

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

Marie Benedict In terms of my most recently released book -- THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM -- several years ago, an anthropologist friend mentioned a Golden Age of Hollywood actress who was also an inventor. I added her to my list of incredible historical women about whom I'd like to write, and I dipped into the research about her as I wrote THE OTHER EINSTEIN and CARNEGIE'S MAID. When I learned that the invention at the heart of THE ONLY WOMAN -- created by the famous actress Hedy Lamar -- became the world-changing creation Wi-Fi, I knew I had to write this story. In terms of my upcoming book, LADY CLEMENTINE, which releases next January, I discovered my character when I was knee-deep in WWII research for THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM, and I kept coming across references to Winston Churchill, who was, of course, instrumental in WWI. I wondered about his wife and her role who were almost never mentioned in the research, and when I dug into the life of Clementine Churchill, her story was more incredible that I could have imagined -- spurring on my next book, LADY CLEMENTINE.

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