Lisa asked Katie McGarry:

Are any of the storylines based on any of your own experiences growing up or on people you grew up with? Thanks

Katie McGarry Hi Lisa,

None of my stories are based on anyone, but I did take a lot of the heartache from my past and some of the hurt I saw in my friends growing up in order to write the PTL series.

For instance, the foster care angle in my books was driven from a life altering conversation I had when I was young with a friend who was in foster care. It was one of those moments when the hair on your arms stands on end and you realize that you will never be the same again after that conversation.

Thank you,


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