So my mom calls me yesterday and is all like, Did you see that a SEAL team rescued that captain?

I tell her that I’ve been following all of this forever at this point and say yes.

Then she’s like, you know, I was washing dishes when I heard it and I stopped to watch the story.  And then I turned back to washing the dishes and I thought, you know, this is something Stephanie should write about.  She should write about the SEALs.

(This is the point where I tell my new readers that my mom has never read any of my books.)

She continues, And then I thought, wait, I think she does write about Navy SEALs.  But I don’t think you have a plot like this. You should write this exact plot.  It would be so timely.  And all the work is already done for you…