I am so pleased to be welcoming Victoria Van Tiem to the blog today. Her newest release, Holding Out for a Hero, will be released on 14th January.
HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO: Inspiration behind the book (by Victoria van Tiem)
The idea for HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO came from BOWLING FOR SOUP’s song/video ‘1985’. The lyrics tell the story of a woman who’s unhappy with her average life of marriage, kids, and suburbia. It talks of how she had hopes and dreams back in 1985, but now, finds herself lost.
It made me think about the woman portrayed in the song/video and wonder why she didn’t pursue her ambitions, and why she couldn’t let go of her past and move on… What had happened to her?
Libby’s story and the 80s intervention evolved from trying to answer that question.
The next inspiration in my story occurred when a friend asked if I’d heard of the Ferris Bueller Fight Club Theory. I hadn’t, but boy did this shift everything. The concept states that Ferris Bueller and the impossible events of their day off, was a figment of the depressed Cameron’s imagination. He had created the delusion to help him work through and inevitably confront his own fears. The thought-piece is brilliant and it twisted a much deeper context into John Hughes story and a much deeper one into mine. Here’s the theory.
There’s also a super odd and sad coincidence tied into Holding out for Hero, but in sharing, I’d have to give away some of the plot, so I’ll share it in a private Facebook group instead. (But only AFTER you’ve read Holding out for a Hero. The link is included in the book) Not only will I share bonus content there, but it’s a place where Libby’s story is safe to discuss without reveal for those still reading.
I hope you enjoy Libby’s bumpy road through life and love! I can’t wait to discuss her journey with you,