Rad-Reader: Where did you get your inspiration for this storyline?
Ally: I once worked for a national football team as the publicist and I was around the players all the time. Most were wonderful, some were a little egotistical and it was interesting watching the office girls and fans around them. Believe it or not, the bigger the star, the less ego in a lot of cases!
Rad-Reader: Lucas was the McEnroe of Soccer did you fashion him after anyone you know? Celebrity or not?
Ally: Ha, good description but no, oddly enough. He almost wrote himself. I often wondered what it must be like to be in the skin of someone famous, successful or beautiful—how they perceived their world. So I thought Lucas was a good muse for that. I wanted him a little flawed too because everyone has a story, everyone has highs and lows in their life and they shape us. I often think we draw different things out of the lucky dip. Here’s Lucas who is wildly successful but is that…