Welcome Wednesday – Tell Me Why

Welcome Wednesday – Tell Me Why

Welcome to this week’s edition of Welcome Wednesdays!

This morning, the question is, why do you write what you write?  Tell us about one of your books/series and how it came to be, what about the idea grabbed you, why you just HAD to write that story?

Be sure to include a brief excerpt, if you want, and definitely leave a link so we can learn more about you and your books!

I’ll begin…

My Dream Series books came from asking a simple question: in mystery stories, why do the characters insist on trying to solve the crime themelves, instead of going to the police like most of would do in real life?

The answer I came up with was: if they only saw the crimes in their heads, through the eyes of the criminals, they’d have to investigate themselves, because there wouldn’t be any evidence to take to the police.  Who would believe them?

And with that answer, the character of Sara came pretty much fully formed, along with her family, her boyfriend and the college setting of DREAM STUDENT.  And she just demanded that I write about her.

Dream Student Cover (Smaller)

(it’s FREE on Kindle, by the way!)


And now it’s your turn!

(when you’re done here, please stop by Exquisite Quills, where there are daily memes just like this one and plenty of fantastic authors you can discover!)

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4 Replies to “Welcome Wednesday – Tell Me Why”

  1. My novel “Fogbound” is actually based on an experience I had with a “haunted house.” Though entirely fiction, some similar events did happen when my late husband and I lived in an old farmhouse. I researched the history, but could never really find any violent event that linked directly to the house. However, there was a nearby trail derailment in the 30s and ghost hunters who visited that area where several black men came up missing. From all that, my imagination took over.


  2. My first book was inspired by looking at a few events in my life and asking “what if?”

    I was going through a bit of a rough patch that included divorce, life-changing injuries in a freak accident, and selling off the family beach house. It was a really dark time for me, but I eventually got tired of wallowing in self-pity, so I threw together all of those elements and imagined a happy ending. . . . and that became “Her House Divided.”

    After I published that book, so many people asked questions about one of the supporting characters that I just HAD to give him his own story. Eventually, that turned into my Beach Haven series because I’ve come to love my little fictional town and all of the people who live there. At this point, there are three books and a prequel, with at least two more books planned.

    Writing this series has been a big part of my healing from that dark point in my life, and I hope that I’ve managed to end each book on a note of optimism along with the traditional Happily Ever After.


  3. My debut novel ‘Not Too Old for Love’ was inspired by my wish to dispel the myth that pensioners are incapable of romance and relationships. Hopefully this RomCom will be ready for publication in time for my 72nd birthday in June. The Blurb:-Divorced and emotionally damaged, talented artist Grace Stollery wants nothing more than to be left alone to work on her paintings and let time heal her emotional scars. When dashing widower Alfred Nobel—a retired RAF Wing Commander—moves into her retirement village he turns her life upside down and her heart inside out.

    This tongue-in-cheek RomCom is about a group of pensioners with a zest for life. After you have read this you will never see pensioners in the same light again.

    Peter Perrin. romcom44blog.com & peterperrin44.wordpress.com. Twitter @peterperrin44

  4. I started writing historical novels, which require a lot of research, and the final result was a bit flat and banal. I had to invent conversations between the characters, and this progressed to a smile and …
    They had offspring but history is amazing quite about how they managed to do that – storks winging in, bundles under gooseberry bushes?
    I started to include it in my conversations and relationships, and historical romance turned to contemporary romance, with explicit scenes for the reproduction process.
    See also my Twitter account @adammannauthor and my FB page.
    Adam Mann

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