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Monday 2nd: Eugenia @ Genie in a Book
Where do you get the ideas for some of the 'darker' themes in your book?
I write about the things that are on my mind now. And these are things like love, family, identity, resilience. I think it’s misleading to say that because a book deals with sad subject matter—notably, death, which is an unfortunate byproduct of life—that it’s dark. If you live long enough, you will experience loss—whether it by losing a loved one to death or by losing a sense of your own identity or your innocence. But it’s how you experience it, what you gain from it, how you grow from it…that’s what interests me. I find such stories profoundly hopeful. As for where I get the ideas from: all around, personal experience, people I have known, dreams, my imagination, a mixture of the lot.