“There's an analogy I came up with once for an interviewer who asked me how much of my material was autobiographical. I said that the life experience of a fiction writer is like butter in cookie dough; it's a crucial part of flavor and texture — you certainly couldn't leave it out — but if you've done it right, it can't be discerned as a separate element.”

— Octavia Frost, author of seven published novels, including The Human Slice, My Only Sunshine, and the forthcoming The Nobodies Album.