So, you spend months or even years laboring on your book. You fill it with observations on life that might be your own, interject ideas or themes that horrify you, and add bits and pieces of your own life that are precious and sacred to you. You mine current events, overheard antidotes, dreams, fears, and slices of your own experiences in order to craft something new and speak to something you think no one else has said. It's not an accident when a writer refers to his or her work as their "baby," and like a proud parent, a writer imagines and hopes for their creation's future.
I thought it might be fun to share a little of the backstory for Leech, so here are a few trivia items about the book, the characters, and the logic behind it all. This list is broken into two parts, so as not to spoil anything in the book for people who haven't read it yet. Don't read beyond the break if you haven't read the book!
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I"m sure you've played the "desert island game," right? If you knew you were going to be stuck on a desert island and could only bring one movie... which movie would you bring? Which CD would you take with you? What book? Why?