GUEST POST WITH SASHA DAWN
Behind the scenes
· John Fogel shares a last name with a friend who died too soon. Miss you, JF!
· This book began as a reincarnation tale. My agent and I pulled the entire thread out, and to my surprise, it worked!
· The labyrinth behind the Church of the Holy Promise was inspired by the labyrinth at Sacred Heart Cathedral in San Francisco.
· The poetry Callie writes is taken directly from my poetry notebooks, which I’ve kept since I was a teenager.
· The underlying theme of faith plays with the piece in one of two ways, depending on what you believe in: Greek mythology or Christian dogma
· There really is a Lake Nippersink in northern Illinois
· Callie is not doing well in French class. That’s why her French is poorly spoken.
· Lindsey has not always been an only child. She had a sibling who died of SIDS when she was a toddler. The Hutches don’t discuss it, but it’s a subconscious reason Lindsey and Callie are drawn to one another.
· The Lehmann Library is named for one of the first families to settle in a town near me.
· Elijah has a criminal record, but only because he took the fall for his friends when they borrowed a boat for a joyride.
· Warren Ewing didn’t want to take Callie’s case, but she’d already been assigned to two other social workers, who didn’t work well.
· Detective Guidry is patterned after a detective I observed while he was on the witness stand during a murder trial. I was in the jury box at the time.
· If Callie were to try her hand at sports, she’d rock at volleyball.
· Lindsey designs her own t-shirts.
Sasha Dawn teaches college composition to America’s youth at McHenry County College and the College of Lake County. She’s drawn to suspense, the survival instinct in people, and has a crush on Thomas Jefferson. She lives in a suburb of Chicago. |Twitter|Amazon:Oblivion