Does A Story Reflect An Author’s Life?
Absolutely! Granted, I always throw in some life experiences to make it true to heart. No, I’ve never been stalked by a psychopath, but hey, there’s always tomorrow. I watch some TV to get ideas of what cops and private investigators have to go through, but my plots are my own, created from the characters and stories I have filling my mind.
Since becoming ill, I realized that all my life I was an author bursting to get out. The more experiences you have in life, the more you need to write about. My beloved mother always told me to write my thoughts down to get anger, frustration and so on from life out of my system. Oh, boy, do I wish I still had those notes. I’d even written a story about a boy named Toby who I played while doing the play in the garage and inviting all the local neighbourhood kids to watch for only a nickel. I was a STAR! LOL
In many of my books I placed some tidbits of life experiences, like the time I was in Jamaica and a Rastafarian man threw his arm over my shoulder, wanting to ask me out on an evening of delight, in front of my husband to boot! Anyway, I looked over at his hand on my shoulder and he was holding a very large joint of what I assume was marijuana. Needless to say, that made it into one of my books for sure. LOL