Fire at the Topless Donut Shop

Over at Maine Crime Writers today I have a post about a strange fixture in the Maine landscape: topless donut shops. There's currently a lurid trial under way in Augusta that is about as strange court cases get here. It gave me the idea to use one of these rural strip clubs in my new book. In the process of adapting fact to fiction, however, I learned an important lesson from my editor: just because a story happens to be true doesn't mean readers of a novel will necessarily believe it. Check out the post, and you'll see what I mean.