A lot of people have asked me from whence the idea of Slow Boil came. I have no idea. I do know, however, when I first had the idea. Fifteen years ago I thought, "I should write a novel about two girls, one German and one Jew, growing up in Nazi Germany." I had the idea for my second novel (a loose sequel to Slow Boil) this past summer. I'm really hoping to shorten the time frame from idea to print a bit. The pic is of Keith and me in Colorado fifteen years ago during our first year of marriage.