The seeds of DAN were noted down while I "hid" out for a couple of hours of down time sipping tea and enjoying scones or a great sandwich and cup of soup. I wrote many of my first ideas down and then began to flesh them out while recouping from care-giving. I've still got my notebook and much of what I wrote down several years ago, are now a large part of the story of DAN and also of GORDIE: Book 2 of the Hilldale Series which I hope to have out by early Fall of 2015. It was a lot of fun returning to the "scene of the crime" and closing the circle--from scribbled notes, to finished product! Thanks Anne!