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Joy Nash is a USA Today Bestselling Author and RITA Award Finalist applauded by Booklist for her "tart wit, superbly crafted characters, and sexy, magic-steeped plots."

» Thursday, November 02, 2006

Siblings: source of endless inspiration

My sister called me up the other day. She's just finished reading The Grail King.

"You know," she said, "I just realized the characters in all your books have major sibling issues. Are you trying to tell me something?"

Am I? Hmm..... Well, one of my earliest childhood memories does include that same sister singing, "Anything you can do, I can do better."


I told my sister the book I just turned in, Immortals: The Awakening (Aug 07, Dorchester Love spell), was no exception to the sibling strife rule. It's in there. I suppose it's inevitable. I'm the youngest of six siblings (four female, two male) and there was no way I was going to grow up without an intense and ongoing lesson in sibling conflict. (It continues today, in fact!) And then, just in case my life wasn't filled enought with sibling drama, I went and married a guy with five brothers and one sister. And then we had three kids.

If the cliche is to write what you know, I'd say I'm pretty qualified to paint sibling conflict in vivid color on the page.




Blogger rebyj said...

try being the middle of 7 kids!
my poor mom!

i enjoy your books and your blog!

1:05 PM  
Blogger Joy Nash said...

The mind boggles at the thought of raising 7 kids! Never a dull moment, tho...

Thanks for your compliment about my books! You made my day :-)


4:07 PM  

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