What was the inspiration for I WISH?
I Wish came about when two ideas intersected.
I knew someone who was paralyzed by
mental illness while her children fumbled around, trying to support her.
I wanted to write that story—and the idea grew into a major subplot for
I Wish. This book is about a depressed woman who wants to be a
good parent but just can’t—while her daughter, Lacey, steps into the
void to take care of the family.
The intersecting idea was about giving a
heroine two guys in her life who were both amazing—but in very
different ways. She could pick either guy or decide to say no to
both—and all three choices would make sense. The story is not really a
love triangle, although too many good options create a huge conflict for
Lacey. She has no time for dating—and yet there are two hot guys who
might be interested. What does she do with that?