The Inspiration behind "Temper" by Layne Fargo

Watch and listen as psychological thriller author Layne Fargo talks about her book Temper, discussing the plot and the inspiration behind the story. As Layne describes it, she recalls reading about the Profiles Theatre Chicago scandal. Like her Temper character Malcolm Mercer, the Profiles Theatre artistic director was reported as abusing his company psychologically, emotionally, and sexually. Layne became fascinated with how this group of actors, and those behind-the-scenes, could continue to work for such a devious, power-abusing man and, ultimately, justify his behaviors and evil impulses. Like all books based on real life, Layne Fargo's work can truly dive deep and explore such “evil” dynamics. For more on this author visit