In 2009 Laura Ann Masura (Who?) was involved in a serious motorcycle accident and fellow musicians held a benefit for her. These included Billy Corgan (Who?) and other members of the group the Smashing Pumpkins (?). A special one off group including Corgan and others named the Backwards Clock Society (?) performed at the event.
How could any of that relate to my novel? It can't but ... The novel was based on an idea in a short story that I wrote unintentionally in 2009. It is centred around a time machine of sorts known as The Pumpkin, which has the display of clocks that appear in my avatar in it. The large red clock at the top of the display usually goes backwards. The people who use the machine try to prevent bad events, such as Laura's accident, from happening by getting information about them from the future.
It's just a coincidence though, nothing to do with me at all, except that I found this information while searching the Internet for theories regarding the possibility that information can be passed backwards in time. It is a strange fact that I can never do research into this subject without finding coincidences that suggest that it can even though the theories seem to say that it can't. It's hardly a common association to encounter, bad events, pumpkins and clocks going backwards, though, is it? Very peculiar.