Hi! Just letting you know I was recently interviewed for a podcast for interestingcanadianmormons.com (thanks again, Sampson!) if you want to check it out. It's in two parts and some of what we talk about is my writing methods and where I get ideas for my books.
It's funny how many people ask me that. Once at a book signing when the umpty-umpth person asked me that question, I couldn't help myself. I replied, "I buy them bulk at Cosco." And they didn't even bat an eye. I'm convinced when most people ask a question ("How are you?" in particular) they really don't listen to the reply. I read an account once of a man who -- whenever someone said "How are you?" -- replied, "My mother just died." And it was amazing how many people just said, "Good" or "Glad to hear it" and kept going!