Interstellar Idea Bats and South Cornwall (or where creativity comes from)

small scale model of an Interstellar Idea Bat

Sometimes books attack you sneakily from behind. Sometimes they land on the roof and wait patiently for their turn to be written. Sometimes you get some images, or a phrase grabs your attention and then you build the story from there. Often Interstellar Idea Bats flap in from outer space, form an orderly stack over my head, drop the ideas right into my brain and…