One question most authors get asked is ‘Where do you get your inspiration from?’ The short answer is everywhere and anywhere. Snippets of overheard conversations make great writing prompts. So be careful what you say near an author * insert evil laugh * Magazine articles, books, and the internet make great resources for ideas. Sometimes I even draw inspiration from real life experiences.
Back in 2010, before I tried to write my first book, I spent a lot of time flying between The Middle East and the south of England whilst in the process of moving there permanently. Pack, fly, unpack. Rinse and repeat.
What does this have to do with writing inspiration? Glad you asked. It was on one of these flights back from Saudi Arabia that I got the inspiration for my current work in progress-Disaster in Love.
At this point flying had become like second nature. Buckled up in my seat overlooking the wing I was impatient to set off. But then, as we taxied down the runway movement caught my eye. A panel on the wing was flapping up and down as the plane gathered speed. I grabbed hold of my husband’s arm and in a panicked voice asked him, ‘That’s not supposed to be like that, is it?’
Obviously I survived this incident and lived to tell the tale. Now, fast-forward seven years and this became the inspiration for my latest book. The scene in the book is a little more dramatic than my real life experience and ends with a very different outcome! So you might not realise at the time, but inspiration for writing can be found anywhere.
Disaster in Love is the first book in the Disasters series and releases on 1st August. You can preorder your copy today for only 99c / 99p (before the price increases after release) on Amazon US UK CA.
Is he the man of her dreams…or a half-baked fantasy?
Kimberly Hardwick has always taken the bitter with the sweet. As she white-knuckles her way through her disastrous first-ever flight, she figures that if she’s going to die, at least the last face she sees will be the handsome hunk in the neighbouring seat.
Dark-haired “Beck”, with eyes as rich and deep as her favourite baking chocolate, holds her hand until they’re safely on the ground…and then holds her through a night that dreams are made of. But in the morning, she wakes up alone, more convinced than ever that the only dreams worth investing in are her own.
But that takes money, and the only way to earn enough to start her own cake company is to work a dry, bland agency temping job. One in an accounting firm where her new boss, Kyle Robinson, isn’t the only unpleasant surprise.
Even though Kyle’s eyes follow her everywhere, he’s all business…until Kimberly discovers a discrepancy in the books. Leaving her wondering if Kyle is a man she can trust, or if she’s set herself up for a heartbreaking fall.
Warning: Contains a strong woman with a vulnerable heart, a tough man with a tender touch, decadent brownies, and even-more-decadent sex. Preheated oven not necessary…the contents are already hot!