A recent trip back from Monterey, California (Left Coast Crime) is a good case in point. When I got to my row, the man who was going to be sitting next to me took one look at me and told me something I'd never heard before--something that I'm going to find a way to use in my next novel.
Simon's interview was quite difficult because he gave me 40 great questions to choose from. After I finally narrowed things down, I wound up talking about topics ranging from my first story about "Samantha the Martian" to how Frodo, my biggest cat, got his name.
So what's the best line you've ever gotten on an airline?!