I have heard many tidbits lately as to where I get the ideas from for my books. The answer is Music. It can be as simple as a song you hear that really means something to you that reminds you of your past. Everyone has that tune that puts a smile on their face, even a chuckle inside them, a personal memory if you will.
Now don’t get me wrong, to tell you the truth I can’t carry a tune. If I sing in the shower my young dog howls. My husband however, when he forgets himself has a wonderful singing voice. (Anyone that has any association with truckers knows that sometimes they have a language all their own, and not always pleasant). I dare anyone to prove me wrong!