What inspired me to write this book?
Firstly, the injustices faced by the victims of bullying. I think most of us were bullied at one time or another in life, or we found ourselves being the bully. I think most victims of bullying have probably sat alone at some time and replayed the events of the day, whether they received physical abuse or were called names, and imagined many scenarios of what it would be like to get back at those bullies.
I Am Calm Voice is the account of Kristin Matthews, who is a victim of bullying. Unlike most victims of bullying, however, Kristin takes her pay back a trite too far.
Although I Am Calm Voice takes the issue to an extreme, I was overcome by the amount of news reports in 2015 and 2016 of the perplexing issue of gun control in the USA. Almost every day, there was a new report of a shooting.
I do touch on the issue of gun control very briefly in the book. But, I had no intention of making it a driving factor of the story.
It's my opinion that the USA needs to deal with their concerns about gun control the way that the USA sees fit.
I Am Calm Voice is a fictional account of a mass killing scenario. It encompasses a few social issues that affect all of us in one way or another.
But, my main reason to write I Am Calm Voice was predominantly to entertain.