As many of my stories do, Flashover started as an experiment. The news of the hour was the fire that ravished an Alberta community, and I simply knew there would be a thousand stories that would come from the event. I hope that there is a non-fiction writer that will gather them but it wasn't going to be me.
However the news kept coming in and I realized that it was research that was being given to me on a platter. So I set the story within the town that was about to go through a similar catasrophe. Many details of the fire came directly from reporters on the scene. I didn't research, I read.
The characters and their conflict evolved to the current form and Flashover became the title after I realized that lives could switch and jump as quickly as fires.
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