Here I am back home after a pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome, ready to continue our journey into the creative process of writing a book. Historical fiction has been my genre. This requires research to get the facts correct. Unlike my other four books, this story required virtually no fictional characters or plot lines. The apparitions in Fatima, Portugal were so extraordinary, that I stuck to the facts. My job was to imagine what it was like for Lucia to be suddenly thrust from her quiet life as a shepherd to be witness to a stunning visits from the supernatural. In some ways it resembles the story of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe when Lucy stumbles into an alternate universe and no one believes her.