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Bente Gallagher | Turning What If….Into A Novel
Author Guest / July 2, 2010

What if…? Those two words are a writer’s best tool, and have been the impetus for many a great book. What if… the world was flat (and was carried through space on the backs of four elephants standing on the shell of a giant turtle)? What if… the South had won the Civil War? What if… Sherlock Holmes didn’t really die that day at Reichenbach Falls? What if… magic’s real and there are witches and wizards living among us, but we’re just too stupid to realize it? What if… I walked into this empty house and found a dead body? That last question was the ‘what if’ that started me on the journey of writing the first book in the Savannah Martin Southern Real Estate series. Savannah is a newly licensed Realtor in Nashville, and the idea for her story came about when I was a newly licensed Realtor in Nashville, walking into empty houses a lot. There was another ‘what if’ involved, too: What if this guy who called me out of the blue and asked me to meet him here, is really a dangerous murderer? What if I never walk out of here again? I put those two…