I came up with the idea for this book in the middle of the night, while having a really great dream. I was accepting an Oscar for best screen play, with Matt Damon at my side (my co-writer, you see), only I tripped at the podium and knocked poor Matt Damon down. Right then and there in my dream I decided to stick with novel writing.
I wanted to write about a heroine who maybe wasn’t quite so sure of herself and her own powers as a woman. Maybe someone who wasn’t classically beautiful, and who tripped over her own feet, and who sometimes got popcorn stuck in her teeth but didn’t know it, and nobody told her until she got home at night to brush her teeth and wondered how long it’d been there.
I wrote Out Of This World last winter and though I was terrified of the concept, writing in first person, having it be both a mystery, a paranormal, and a very sexy romance all at the same time (have I mentioned there’s an alternate universe with modern day pirates? No? Well, there is), the book flew right out of me.