It's time for the Sparkfest Blogfest. so for the next few days, I'll be blogging about the things that inspired me to become a writer. Here's the second question to be answered:
What author set off that spark of inspiration for your current Work in Progress?
Now that's a tougher question. I'm not sure there was any single author or book that inspired The Boyfriend Plague. It started with a newspaper article I read a couple of years ago. It outraged me at the time, so kind of stuck in my mind. When these characters started introducing themselves to me around the time I was revising Taillights, it occurred to me that I could use this issue that had made me so angry years before.
So I'm afraid I can't name the author who set off the spark. I'm sure the journalist has a name, but I don't know it. But I can say that a subplot of the book was inspired by Jodi Picoult in a very roundabout way...
What ignited you to write your latest book?