"Backlight" originally came to life as a screenplay. The impetus was a traumatic experience I had over 15 years ago -- described in the book’s after word. I'm not a trained writer. As a lifetime theater person and film director I am more comfortable with the spoken word. I “see” vivid images and describe them, so the reader may experience what I do. Much of the books first draft was written using Dragon Natural Speak. I re-read the words aloud as I edit. Made to be spoken, this is what they sound like.