Young or old, tall or small, we all have stories to tell. For authors who write realistic fiction, the line is often blurred between fiction and reality, especially for their readers. Author Maria Padian's latest novel, WRECKED
, deals with some harsh truths about college and sexual assualt, so one question her teens always ask is "Where do you get the ideas for your books?" In this post, Padian discusses the different ways she was inspired to write WRECKED and how she is always gathering information for future novels.