You've heard the same rumors I have. Sometimes authors put real people into their books. They put that little disclaimer in there - you know the one - to assure people they aren't the bad guy or the village idiot or the hunky studmuffin, but we don't really believe it.
Well, believe it with me.
The reason is simple. I'm far too self-centered to know anyone else well enough to put them into my books.
All characters are me. Different bits of me but definitely me. Me as I am, me as I wish I was, me as I could be if... All me.
Sorry if I burst your bubble. Happy if I prevented a lawsuit.
Just relax and enjoy the book, okay?
'Cause trust me, you're not in it.
Unless I tell you you are.