I’ll introduce you to a new character each week for a while starting with MP, who will be like me because the only way to make my biological father, Mac McGenty, whom I never met, real was to create a character. Kate AKA Marilyn and Sara are based on how I’d guess my two (half) sisters (Mc Genty’s) might be. Peewee is based on a huge kid I met in 4th grade. Barney was the best man in my wedding who died way too young. Heidi on an island girl in the Bahamas. Lottie and Spense I yet hope to meet somewhere.
Here's an excerpt from Back to the Island
"Mick ran next door, well, not next door exactly since next door was an empty lot filled with flowering bushes ... and picked up a couple of muffins at the bakery for Barney and himself to have with their coffee. He knew Kate and Sara, sharing at least one thing in common, would have yogurt and granola or at least some god-awful low fat thing. Both were in good shape, but Kate was right: Sara was rounder with considerably more curves—not at all fat like she had told him, maybe plump but firm, and pleasantly so—and definitely appealing. She was just smoother, softer—no hard edges like Kate."