Thursday, September 06, 2007

Fiction mirrors life or vice versa?

We’ve all heard that pieces of real life make their way into fiction novels. That’s good, right? It adds to the realism. In Searching for Spice, I’ve included my frustrating drive into work—the construction, the new traffic lights, the commuters who give their fellow travelers, ahem, impolite gestures.

Well, a fellow scribe in Poland drew from his life experiences, too. Only the experience he drew upon was a murder he apparently committed in 2000. So, this guy was sharp enough to get his book published, but he didn’t figure out someone might connect the dots. Oh, come on!

If you interested in the (grisly) details check it out: Polish Author Convicted of Murder.
So, do any of you authors out there want to make any confessions about what we might find in your books? Let us know about it.

Thanks to Pub Rants for publicizing the link to this story.


Jan Parrish said...

But the real question is - what is in your new book?

Jenny said...

You have got to be kidding! I thought Polock jokes were non PC (grin).