Standalone Novel Trivia


Cindy’s Story Trivia

This story originated from a random story I told someone on Facebook chat one day to entertain them while they were at work. It was all just spur of the moment and off the top of my head, but I liked how it came out, so I started working on it after I finished book 20 of the Unseen Things series.

This book was only ever intended to be a standalone. I wanted to get a non-series book done and published so I could not only use it to introduce people to my writing, but also so I could possibly farm it out to an agent who might be more reticent to accept a huge series rather than a single novel.

In chapter 3 when Frank comically feigns caffeine withdrawal, it’s a nod to Adam Sandler’s The Waterboy, when Bobby’s mom has the “brain pain”.

In chapter 4 Frank mentions losing his penis in a bizarre gardening accident when he was twelve. This is a little nod to how one of Spinal Tap’s many drummers died. Then when she calls him on it because she’d already seen it during her interview, he says, “Well, it got better.” This is a nod to Monty Python and the Holy Grail’s witch burning scene where John Cleese says she turned him into a newt, but he got better.

In chapter 15 when Cindy says she was just hangin’ out, playin’ Nintendo, that’s a reference to the movie Baseketball.

In chapter 16, Frank says, “Lotta people tell me that.” That’s a reference to a bit at the beginning of one of Andrew Dice Clay’s concert videos.


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