Mmmhh I was just chatting with a friend and I mentioned that I wished that I had a post on this blog about trivia from IN THE PRISON OF OUR GRIEF, like the one I have about Trivia From PATRICIA. But there really isn’t much trivia to comment on for my latest book.
So the few pieces of trivia I can think of would be:
Warning: contains SPOILERS!!
If you have not yet read IN THE PRISON OF OUR GRIEF, don’t read on until you do read it. If you would like to read it, links are at the end.
- Violet is based on my real auntie who really lived in the house I described in the book
- the flash flood was also based on something real. I was trying to think of something scary to put into the novel and I said, what scary experiences have happened to me since I moved to Malaga?
- Carola’s childhood was partly based on my childhood
- sometimes I feel like deep down inside everything we do we do it for our parents. Either to prove them wrong, or to make them proud of us. So the last words Karl Hochmeister says to his daughter, Carola, in German, “Ich bin stolz auf dich, mein Engelein” mean: “I’m proud of you, my little angel”
And that’s it! Everything else in the book was all just wildly made up.
Oh, and I was just making it up on the run and had no idea what was going to happen until I reached Chapter 5. Then, when I was writing Chapter 5, we went to watch the fireworks display for the annual summer fair here in Malaga.
While I was watching the fireworks the whole story all the way to the end just plopped into my head.
And that’s about all the trivia that there is for IN THE PRISON OF OUR GRIEF.
And as these types of blog posts usually end, I’d love to invite you to buy my crap, as they say. Other than IN THE PRISON OF OUR GRIEF, the only book I currently have up right now is PATRICIA.
But you can be sure there will soon be more new titles. You can find PATRICIA, as well as discover new releases as I put them out, here: