“What’s real? What’s not?”
These are two of the biggest questions I’ve gotten since publishing Dearest Mother and Dad, and, frankly, it surprised me. I mean all my books are fiction. Even though I researched a few truths for each book, they’re mostly lies…made-up stories.
For example, can you use nano-drugs to control a person’s actions like the drugs in Chemical Attraction? Not unless there’s top secret research going on. So, I guess it seems plausible.
Can you shape the inside of a diamond to look like an American rose similar to the one in The Garden Collection? It would be cool, expensive, and plausible.
Can you transport a Russian satellite inside the trailer of a semi-truck like the one in The Trucker’s Cat? Who knows what’s inside those non-descript trucks, but it seems plausible, too.
If you’re asking what’s real and what isn’t in Dearest Mother and Dad because it’s historical fiction and based on letters my father wrote to his parents during the Korean War, here are those answers.
REAL: the Korean War
REAL: the battles
REAL: the dates
REAL: Orrin’s (my dad’s) letters to his parents (Names were changed to protect the innocent … and the guilty.)
FAKE: the rest of the story
My dad didn’t share his experiences, so I made it up. Isn’t that what writers do? They lie. We’re liars although I prefer the term fiction writers.
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