Wednesday, 3 February 2016

The Truth is often Larger than Fiction

Did you know that Magnolia House is based on a true story?

Years ago I met someone who gave half their house to their only son, what happened withing 12 months of giving this gift was incredibly tragic. It was so tragic that when I wrote Magnolia House I changed  some of the events and the ending. What I didn't change was the act of giving half of the house away and the fact it had to be sold months later. In both the fiction story and the real life event both owners not only suffered great loss, but found themselves in a position where they had no choice but to sell their home. As if they had not suffered enough this final act almost destroyed them.

Sometimes real life is greater than fiction!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day.



Deborah Carr said...

That's such a sad story but people can be incredibly cruel to those closest to them. I work in trust and have come across so many strange stories that people wouldn't believe if I wrote about them, not that I'd be allowed to.

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Debs, thanks for swinging by and yes you are right, people can be very cruel especially when money is concerned. And I'm sure you've heard more than most. xxx