In Cappadocia in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey sits one of the biggest wonders of the world, the underground city of Derinkuyu. Found during a 1963 home restoration, a group of construction workers accidentally opened up a subterranean passage that led to this massive underground structure. Eighteen stories going deep underground, the city is riddled with extensive subterranean dwellings and secret tunnel passages, the explorers and eventually archaeologists came upon
I get asked how authors come up with new ideas so often I thought I'd let you in on an inside secret. We don't. Inspiration is everywhere, in the last Star Wars comics we read, something funny our nephew referenced, or a classic SciFi film. We take these ideas of inspiration and use them. At times melding them with another idea or two in a Frankenstein's monster kind of way, but still, the initial idea already existed. I'm a firm believer that no new idea is yet to be found.