You never know where inspiration for a story will come from. While watching an innocuous show on a history-oriented channel, a quote from Mark Twain set my imagination flying. After two hours, I had a full concept for a novel. An experience as a crew member supporting a solo cyclist in a race across the US provided many images to play upon for short stories. And, a simple DNA test to satisfy curiosity about my heritage unlocked a whole slew of possibilities. Finally, a friend and mentor sent me an article about studies to determine if women carry the DNA from all sexual partners. First thing I thought when I read the headline...what an interesting horror story! I think it's time to write.