Today on Marilyn's always interesting blog, http://marilynmeredith.blogspot.com/, I write about the "inspiration" for my new book, CLOSE-UP. I know inspiration is an amorphous word meaning almost anything to anybody, but I went back over my other eight standalone mysteries in my Margot & Max series, and I realized that each story had it's OWN story of why I decided to devote all that time to it!
For CLOSE-UP, I was privy to a backstage conversation between a director of photography and the makeup artist on a shoot for I forget what, probably a TV commercial. What I heard between these two production professionals was interesting to say the least. Out of context conversations always seem curious to me. They can lead to misinterpretation and misunderstandings or in this case, the couple of sentences I overheard led me to write 75,000 more words!
Thanks, Marilyn, for letting me describe how it happened!