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Sep
2016
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The Story Behind Phantom Love

Authors are often asked where they get their ideas, and if you ask enough authors, you’ll get a wide variety of answers. I’ve gotten ideas from the news, from my own personal experience, from a snippet of overheard conversation, and mostly from asking “What if…”.

The idea that became Phantom Love was slightly different, as the original genesis of my mystery-romance is based on a true story. I won’t share that story here, because if I do, I’ll give away some of the twists and turns in Phantom Love. But suffice to say, truth IS stranger than fiction at times!

Of course, I took the germ of the true story and took it in another direction–that’s what fiction writers do, after all. But I’ve always found that starting from a grain of truth, something that actually happened, and then adding our own stamp on the story, adds a layer of authenticity and realness to a work.

Then again, I think some would read Phantom Love or even hear the original story and think, “That could never actually happen!”

I’ll let my readers be the judge of that.

Happy reading!
Sarah

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