Awesome questions, Chris! Many people have asked me how Lucy died, but unfortunately, this is a secret I must keep--at least for now. I know this might be a tad disappointing, but it's really important to me that readers focus on Lucy's new afterlife, not her old one. After all, it is a do-over, right?! And if I start explaining what happened to Lucy in her old life, that's all you guys will be thinking about. Maybe one day, I'll share the whole story . . .
As for whether Limbo is based on any actual forms of afterlife, well, Limbo is a made-up place that I created in my head, of course. BUT, I do have a bit of an obsession with ghosthunter shows and ghosts in general--that's one of the reasons I wanted to write Happily Ever Afterlife in the first place! Some of the information I've included is based on some of the things I've read about ghosts, as shared by people who believe in them. Like the fact that ghosts bring with them cold blasts of air, or that they don't appear as solid, human bodies. So . . . are ghosts considered an actual form of afterlife? Hmmm . . . what do you think?