March 26, 2013 by dborys
My guest post about how I weave real life stories into the fictional characters and plot lines of the Street Stories novels. Click the link below to read the whole post.
“There are subtle ways the reader learns about what it is like to live on the streets while they are caught up in the suspense storyline. They wonder if Chris and Lexie will get caught trying to steel formaldehyde, not realizing they are learning that street kids form small families and support and defend each other. They should be so wrapped up with Chris’s planning some way to get into the funeral home where Lexie disappeared, they stop thinking that this person they’re rooting for is homeless. They should just see him as a brave kid with a big heart.
If I’ve done my job right, by the end of the book, the next time they see a homeless kid or adult, they might look a little differently at that person. Not everyone can have the experience I did first hand. By sharing this reality maybe change can happen to others, even if only to a small degree.”