Where Inspiration Strikes…

I just love those little moments when an idea drops into your mind, seemingly out of nowhere. In the following seconds and minutes your blood sizzles through your veins as you scramble around for the obligatory pen and notebook, to record the notion before it slips through your fingers and disappears forever. And they come along at the most inopportune moments: standing in the supermarket queue, driving home from work, lying in bed at night. Or in this case – staring out of a cafe window.

Those of you who have read An Unfamiliar will be aware that my inspiration derives from putting ordinary people in extraordinary situations. With this is mind, a seedling settled in my mind some months ago for book three. For a while I nurtured and fed it, until it was ready to burst out onto the page in the form of a novel opening. But I wasn’t quite sure how to progress it. Until today…

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