Round Table Interview with TJ Perkins
Round Table Reviews, 12-1-03, Tricia Goss
You said that this book was inspired by events which you actually experienced. Can you tell me about some of these events?
MYSTERY OF THE ATTIC was based on my life as a 13-year old. I described the house, the members of my family, how I went to school, even the part about my uncle owning the town store (my cousin's husband actually owned the store, but recently sold it). Most of the scary walking sounds, as well as all but a little of chapter 6, is true. If course I didn't talk to spirits, that part is fiction, but I was hoping to blend the fiction and fact together so well that it would be hard for kids to tell which was which.
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