Chapter one in Catching a Pixie was based on a real episode. Except for the fact that I’m far, far from being 24 years old and I’m not a nutrition major, this happened word for word. I was stupid-nervous and the police officer was exceptionally nice. I couldn’t really see his face, so I’m not sure if he was cute… but he was young and tall.
He gave me a ticket for my Red Sox plate frame and yes, I did accuse him of being a Yankees fan. And when we were all done he confessed, “I’m a Blue Hen.” That got my wheels turning. How funny would it be if a UD student was pulled over and then they met up at a homecoming game? Could they make it work?
Lindsay and Matt just popped up out of nowhere and the story practically wrote itself. The only difficult part was I liked them so much I didn’t want them to have any conflict. Since that’s not going to get a book sold, I had to bounce back and forth as to how much angst they should experience. I hope you find it to be just enough.
Soundtrack for Pixie
Linkin Park – Until it’s gone
Rush – Limelight