Illusions – My inspiration for the Book

February 13, 2015

Hi, it’s S.A. again. I’ll be on the DSP blog until noon today and back again around 5pm EST until Midnight.


Today is the release day for my very first novel, Illusions and I wanted to share with you my start in writing. In February 2013, I was laid off from my job of twenty-two years. After getting over the initial panic, I started the endless chore of trying to find a job. My day consisted of filling out online resumes and eating. Can you say, “stress eater”?

I was watching a few You Tube videos during my down time and I saw a fan video made with The Kill – by 30 Seconds to Mars. It featured one of my favorite actors and my crush, Sebastian Stan, from his old television show, “Kings”. I remembered how much I love the show and how angry it made me that the Prince (Sebastian’s character) hadn’t been able to be with his boyfriend (a non-noble) due to his title and his father saying he could never be gay and be the King.

I had wanted to write a m/m love story for a long time and this video gave the idea for Illusions. I needed someone unattainable so I went with what I know – Hollywood. Since we’ve all have had out celebrity crushes, I thought that maybe it would be fun to write a love story between a Hollywood celebrity and a non-celeb type person. I chose a firefighter because I think they are heroic and all kinds of amazing.

Below is the You Tube video that started it all for me..well for Illusions. But first, tell me, have you ever had a crush on a celebrity? If so, who and why?

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6 Responses to “Illusions – My inspiration for the Book”

  1. Angela says:

    It´s always nice to read how a author got inspired to write. Thanks for sharing your story.
    As for your question when i was a teen i was a fan of the british pop group Duran Duran and i had a little crush on the singer Simon le Bon :)

  2. sozment says:

    Oh I loved Duran Duran as well. AND Simon. :) Good choices there. :)

  3. mandy says:

    My celebrity crush was Mark Owen from Take That. :) I´ve never met him live, I was 13 and my parents didn´t allow me to go to a concert

  4. sozment says:

    I don’t think I know him. But I’m way older than you, so that could be the issue. :D

  5. H.B. says:

    I won’t say it’s really a crush but I really like Keanu Reeves he just seems like a really great guy.

  6. sozment says:

    I think Keanu Reeves is an amazing person. I’ve never heard anything but really good things about him. :) Good Choice!

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