Is All Fiction Inspired by Fact?

Reporter taking notes

Covering Strom Thurmond at the Capitol, circa 1995

In 1992, there was an election that gave South Carolina its first black congressman since the Civil War.

That’s where fact stops and fiction begins in Bootlicker, my account of a historic election imperiled by a dark secret. This week I was honored to talk about fact-inspired fiction and a number of other topics with Pattie Welek Hall, host of JOYradio. The interview follows. If there are any follow-up questions or comments, I’d love to hear them!

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2 Comments so far »

  1. Marie Pinschmidt said,

    Wrote on March 30, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

    Probably so. One small incident in time led to my first novel many years later, and on to a sequel. We have to stay alert, don’t we?


    Steve Piacente Reply:

    Yes, we do have to stay alert, Marie, and to be open all the time to new ideas and moments of inspiration. Thanks for your comment!


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