A friend of mine, who just so happens to have twin daughters, thought that including the birth of twins in both of my upcoming books was a little strange. The Seaside Slayer has a set of boy and girl fraternal twins that will be born on New Year’s Day. A couple of weeks ago on November 10, an identical pair of little girls arrived in Obsession of Mine.
My fascination with twins goes way back. I was on the journalism staff in elementary school and junior high. At around the age of eleven, I wrote an article about twins. My small town had 4 sets of fraternal and identical. I grew up with twins as my best friends that most people couldn’t tell apart. I had no problem knowing which one I was around.
There were supposed to be 2 sets of twins in my family. My uncle’s brother didn’t survive birth. My niece’s sibling was miscarried early in the pregnancy.
I’ve read that 50% of all fraternal twins are male-female, 25% female-female, and 25% male-male. Fraternal twins can be conceived at different times and by different fathers. I didn’t use this interesting fact in either of my books. There’s always an opportunity in my future writing.