Growing up, I did have some of that small-town childhood people get nostalgic for in stories like Stranger Things. But the truth is, getting the benefits of that depended a lot on who you are. At the end of the day, the ultimate goal is for the reader to have fun and get creeped out by the book. But it made for an interesting journey as I was writing it. I love books that peel back the curtain, in a way, on “normal” life. My goal was to really try to evoke that.