“Writing is a journey. This writer, me, Ben, walks around in the world and one day gets an idea. I live with that idea, and then it starts turning into a story, and the story grows and grows in my head until I have to get it out so I won’t go completely mad. Writing novels is always difficult, challenging, and beautiful. When I got the idea to write about a young man who had been adopted by a gay man, the wheels in my head started turning. Fiction is fiction—but no novel comes from nowhere. I admit there are bits and pieces of my own autobiography scattered throughout this book.”
Saenz, Benjamin Alire. The Inexplicable Logic of My Life (Kindle Locations 4622-4626). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition. (Acknowledgments)
Truer words have never been spoken. Thanks for a great read.
—Robert Confiant 3 December 2017