How reality influences writing

I wrote my novel Mail Order Bride during the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and I challenge anyone to read it and not see the influence. One of the major threads that runs through the story is that the people live in a culture where physical contact is largely taboo, which is something that ultimately …

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So, I got Mail Order Bride back from the editor last night, and I had planned to wait a few days to look at it, but I got impatient (come on, you knew that was going to happen) and went through the edits. It turns out, there wasn’t a lot that needed changing, so I …