I’m seriously engaged in the #GrandmaProject, so I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of my “Why I Wrote” guest posts, and what could be better than my first!
I had this crazy idea of asking authors to come and answer the question of whey they wrote [fill in the blank] novel. Veronica Scott agreed to be my first victim, er, guest. I’m so thrilled to have her! Thank you so much for agreeing to come! Without further ado, here’s Veronica to tell us why she wrote The Wreck of the Nebula Dream.
Thanks for having me as your guest! Since I was a little girl, I’ve always been fascinated by stories set during a disaster – the events, how could the characters have known or sensed what was about to happen, what do they do, what could they have done, what would I do…Growing up in Upstate New York, the closest I personally got to disaster as a child was probably digging unreinforced snow forts!
But, the family legend is that my maternal grandfather had a cousin who survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. And as a result, I was thoroughly intrigued with that disaster in particular. I think after I’d seen the 1950’s movies about the sinking – “A Night to Remember,” which goes pretty much straight from the nonfiction book of the same name, and “Titanic,” a sudsy tragedy with Barbara Stanwyck – I was thoroughly hooked. (Saw them on late night TV folks, not in the 1950’s theaters LOL.). I devoured any account of the sinking. I read books and sought out movies about other disasters as well, both natural and manmade, like Pompeii and the Sepoy Rebellion and Apollo 13…
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And then come back and tell me if you’ve read this wonderful book? Are curious about the Titanic? Have a cool family legend? Read a book lately that is inspired by a historical event? Do share!
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