Some outtakes from 20 Year Reunion.

Just a few behind the scenes things for Twenty Year Reunion

  • Walnut Grove is named after a restaurant in Dubai.
  • So is the character Zonia (or at least part of her name).
  • I didn’t originally write an epilogue, but all of my initial readers wanted one (including my editor).
  • Instead of Rebecca, I debated naming the main character, Kira.
  • I wrote this book instead of another book I’ve long had an idea for.
  • There is nothing autobiographical about this book (in case anyone was wondering about a certain Josh Beard, although the inclusion of Garfield is an homage to Josh’s cat).
  • I originally thought this book was going to be ‘full length,’ but the story felt complete at 50K words.
  • The UK doesn’t have The Bachelor like the US does.
  • I named a fictional director after a friend of mine who is actually a director.
  • There is a law firm named (nearly) after one of my nephews.
  • I debated writing lyrics to Ode to You and Me.
  • My favorite line in this book has ‘dick’ in it. #sorrynotsorry
  • No, I’ve never actually flown in a private jet.
  • I debated a few cover looks (check out the Pinterest board for other ideas that didn’t get used).

What are your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s