Remember my 'Taste of Life' cookbooks? Perhaps you're asking how does a healthy-eating cookbook author write 22 cookbooks, sell 2.2 million copies, over 19 years, and then suddenly start writing a cross over between fiction and non-fiction, based on real life events!
I know my debut novel will surprise many, but that's the way it should be. With the gift of years, your life changes. You learn. You grow. Add the odd life crisis, twists and turns you never expected, the loss of loved ones, and of course the redefining of self is inevitable.