Open Book Blog Hop – 23rd September

Stevie Turner

This week’s topic is:

“What do you owe the real people on  whom you base your characters?”

A few of my books are based on real people, although some characters are a mish-mash of several people’s quirky traits and stories they have told me.  Let’s start then…

I attended Pilates exercise classes for 18 months before I wrote ‘The Pilates Class‘. The class consisted of about 15 ladies and one man, Noel.  Noel always laid his mat in the front row, as he stated quite loudly that he didn’t want to be accused of ogling any of the women.  This gave me the idea for Neville, who makes sure his mat is placed at the back of the class so that he can feast his eyes on Roz in her tight lycra.  Thanks Noel, you gave me a great character!

‘Finding David’ is the result of many visits…

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