Well, in my new novel, Summer’s List, one of my characters—a sweet little Chihuahua mix named Laney—is indeed taken from real life. This little dog was considered a love-gift from God since she helped my daughter-in-law get through a painful season in her life.
It was a true joy for me to add this beloved dog to my story, and my hope is that readers will enjoy this additional character. In fact, the experience was so much fun, I’ve decided to add another true-life pet to my next novel.
Another popular behind-the-scenes question is, “How did this story come about?”
I guess you could say that it all started with the Little Golden Books. I remember those little gems with great fondness. My mother read some of them to me when I was little, and I recall especially loving the fairytale ones.
Now as an adult, looking back, I believe they had a profound effect on me. Especially Cinderella.
I have been told my novels read like modern-day fairytales, and I am hoping my newest book will have that same fun feel to it. There are no glass slippers, but the story does come with two wicked stepbrothers, a golden-hearted hero, a princess-style heroine, of course, the all-important happily-ever-after. I hope you enjoy the story!
Best-selling and award-winning author Anita Higman has forty books published. She’s been a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston and has a BA in the combined fields of speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, traveling to exotic places, and brunch with her friends.
Please check out Anita’s latest novel, Summer’s List, through Moody Publishers. Feel free to drop by her website at www.anitahigman.com or connect with her on her Facebook Reader Page at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAnitaHigman. She would love to hear from you!