This is part of an ongoing series of author questions about the book, Defriending the Librarian.
Is the protagonist of your story based on someone you know?
Not specifically. But most of know tons of people who are smart, capable, and working in the wrong profession. Such people have a passion for something else, or are highly skilled, but can’t seem to find work in their preferred area. Derek is such a person. He’s been taken off the street, but because he has a solid backup skill that the cops need, he’s kept on the force.