Sometimes story ideas come from one event or thing, but the ideas in Eight Days came slowly. I had lost several people to death in the few years before I began writing this book, but I found that I dealt with their passings well. I soon realized that even though I missed them, I wasn’t destroyed because I knew I would see them again. Despite questioning everything about religion, I had never lost my faith, even when I had tried. Deep down I had always known that there was more beyond what we see here. Life continues, I realized, and with this realization, I knew I had to tell the story of life merging into eternity the best way I could.
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