People often ask where I get my story ideas, and the truth is they can come from anywhere: an overheard conversation, a dream, a slice of real life. For SHIMMY FOR ME, the first book in my new California Belly Dance series, it was a belly dance class. Actually, years and years of belly dance classes. I took my first one in college in 1990, and have continued with them off and on ever since.
You can watch her dance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMnBBIPGbIg
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