― JV RADIO PICTURES ∙ Posted on October 24, 2011 by valentinetti ∙ What inspires your stories? ∙ Years ago, when I was a social worker, I developed my characters in order to entertain a colleague of mine. I would leave her voice mails in which I impersonated characters within scenarios that I spontaneously created. She loved it and that inspired me to develop more. When I retired, I thought to myself that I could write a book about my chain-smoking, bourbon-swilling nun [...].