McCloskey did have daughters named Sal and Jane. To what extent Blueberries for Sal and One Morning in Maine were based on real incidences, I still don't know.
(If you do- please tell me!)
So far- none of my stories are based on my daughter, Emmaline, but she is the official taste tester of all of my tales. I take note of what she requests over and over again. Her current favorite is "Hansel and Gretel."
Thank you- Em!
I need all the inspiration/input I can get.