Where do you get your ideas from? I get this question asked to me…a lot!
When I answer that the ideas are everywhere, I’m usually met with a blank stare or a chuckle. No one believes me that I see ideas for books everywhere. Or maybe they think I’m just weird – LOL.
I don’t use one idea but often many to create my characters in each book.
With my latest romance, Falling for the Best Man, I created my heroine to be a lifestyle hacker. What’s a hacker you ask? I don’t know if this is the right term but basically it’s someone that creates items from something that wasn’t intended to be used that way.
My heroine, Kaylah, is very clever with these hacks and her job is working for a fictional company (Kmart in disguise) creating hacks using their products.
Last year, I saw a fab article about Brenda Trimboli, who turned two pink dresses she bought from Kmart in to a sensational outfit to wear for the Spring Racing carnival. And then I discovered my new favourite Facebook page – Kmart Mums Australia. I was blown away by the women posting and their clever hacks.
To all those fabulous women who shared their ideas and hacks, THANK YOU! I loved what you posted; copied some of them at home, and added many to my book.
PS – if someone from Kmart loves what Kaylah does and decides to create this job for real, can you please thank me with one of those beach buggy/trolleys? I can’t get one anywhere – LOL 🙂