January 25, 2013

Reality? You never know...

       Readers have being asking me how much of our book is realistic—especially family members who want to know if this is the actual story of what had happened. They try to draw a parallel between family members’ personalities and our characters’. The truth is that no one can piece together that puzzle of tales one hundred percent. There are parts to every family’s story that were pushed under the rug for fear it would tarnish the family’s reputation. The elders think they are doing their family duty by taking some of the more scandalous stories with them to the grave. When, as a writer, you realize all this, you are forced to conjure your own conclusions from the pieces of stories that you gather and add a dose of sensationalism to make it more interesting.