My yen for writing is to tell real stories. They say that truth is stranger than fiction! I write about the things that I love the most: relatives and dogs. My books are based upon research and journals of relatives whose lives and deeds can be found in history books.
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
-Frederick Buechner, "Telling the Truth"