Claire-Dee Lim likes to make up stuff and write it down.

Three loser girlfriends stumble upon a magic vibrator; a matchmaker who can’t find her own match; a sinister cult brainwashes a reporter into committing murder; a Hollywood stunt dog becomes a firehouse mascot; a depressed writer solves mysteries while tromping about Europe; a 14-year-old girl genius and her soon-to-be stepdad hunt for a missing family member and stop a computer virus; and a former MI6 agent becomes a San Francisco fixer … are just some of stories that have percolated from her brain.