Two questions I have been asked frequently are:
- where do I get my story ideas; and
- how much of what I write is based on personal experience?
The answers are interrelated.
I read an article some time ago that referred to fictionalizing facts. I believe every author does this to a degree. I certainly do. Writing about what I know or have experienced leads to a more genuine, believable story, in my opinion.
I have had a broad range of business experiences, lived in four countries and traveled extensively. These experiences provide a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to enrich my writing, but no, none of the experiences in my novels are actually my own.
I hope you enjoy my stories!