This week I’ve been answering author questions on Goodreads.com. One of the questions was: What inspired your latest book? Answer: A trip to Japan!
Here are a few memories from my trip that ended up playing a part in the book.
Those are escalators – in the sky. Where do they go?
Those are real (blunted) swords, and that’s one badass Samurai trainee, beside a dazed, exhilarated and very exhausted author.
Where there are cherry trees, there’s a party!
There are many castles – some are beautiful, some are creepy, and some are cute and cuddly.
Sleek and super fast, shinkansen are the epitome of cool.
From restaurants you have to take your shoes off to enter, to conveyor belt cafes and places like this where the chef cooks your food on your table, eating out is always an adventure.
Ninjas apparently don’t exist anymore, so why are there still training centres for them?
This is the view that inspired the solution to the mystery!
You can find my book, The Lost Castle, in paperback and Kindle edition on Amazon.