Sunday, February 19, 2012


My first novel, STANDING STILL, sprang partly from my own fears and issues, and partly from an obsession with the case of Elizabeth Smart: How could a child be kidnapped from the second floor of a mansion with an alarm system? I reimagined the scenario, changing the story to save my "Elizabeth", and put someone else in peril.

Now, I learn that Elizabeth was married yesterday in a temple in Hawaii. How perfect that she wrote her own happy ending, too.


AmyMak said...

It was a fascinating case, but even better that she went forward and became a light for others. Didn't know she had married; glad to hear the update!

Beth Kephart said...

I was obsessed with that as well — and I am so happy that she can move forward.