LOL! Researching "Then Comes Marriage" wasn't all that complicated--in fact, though I can't speak for Bill, at least one of "Heather's" escapades in the story came straight from my experience of Life. Hint: has to do with Christmas and ESPN. I just sat down, opened a vein of experience, and let it flow!
And I have no idea how many of "Kurt's" stories were fictional, though I'd love to think some of them were based in reality. I didn't have the nerve to ask him! :-)
Whew. I am pushing toward the end of my third draft of LET THE DARK COME, the legal thriller I've been working on all summer. There are still a few pieces missing, so I need to back up and take a fresh look. I've taken several "breaks" in the writing for trips, etc., and that's made me feel a little . . . disjointed. So I'll keep at it!