I remember the exact spot in the road where my wonderful, amazing, talented daughter, Sarah, helped me come up with the idea for my novel, Identity.
I was telling her about this great book my mother started reading to me when I was just a child. For some reason my mother never finished the story, and this has left me frustrated as I was never able to find it. I gave a brief description of the plot as I remembered it to Sarah. "Why don't you write your own ending." This brilliant advice came from my then ten year old daughter.
So I did! As you can see by the photo she has grown up some, and so has my story. I always pictured my character, Savannah, as sweet, and beautiful and pure as my precious daughter. So Sarah, this story is for you!
Don't worry, DeWalt, I'll tell your side of the story, too. Even though Sarah was my inspiration, my wonderful, amazing, incredible, understanding, patient, kind, domestic affairs husband kept encouraging me to write.
My darling, this book is dedicated to you!