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Around the time I turned 30, I wanted to publish a novel.
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Capo, my first golden retriever, so loved to swim she once jumped off a cliff to get into Lake Superior.
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I always wrote; my first story was published in the magazine The American Girl when I was 11.
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I grew up in conservative rural Kansas in the 1950s when it was expected that girls would not have a life outside the home, so educating them was a waste of time.
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I grew up in eastern Kansas, where I attended a two-room country school and played third base for their baseball team.
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I had spent a summer in Chicago doing community service work and loved the city, so when I finished my undergraduate degree I moved there permanently.
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I had wanted to write Ghost Country for a long time, but it wouldn't work.
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I have a friend who lives in the South Side of Chicago. I helped out at a church charity there where they try to give a bit of cohesion to a desperate area. Everyone was very welcoming.
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I live and die with the Chicago Cubs.
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I love to sing. I'm a soprano.
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I read mostly fiction and some poetry. I don't tend to read nonfiction unless I'm doing research for my own writing.
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I realised I'd never climb Everest but thought I could still write a book.
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I spent 10 years as a marketing manager. I've found my experience in the financial world invaluable background for writing about white-collar crimes.
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I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likable female private investigator, and that's how VI came to life.
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I went to college at the University of Kansas, where I got a degree in political science.
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I wish I could remember where I put things. I spend half my life looking for my keys. With the other half I look for my glasses.
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I'm a daydreamer.
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I'm a grandmother, and a mighty proud one.
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I'm a storyteller firstly but the stories that engage me passionately are the ones that make me care about something.
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I'm lucky in having found the perfect partner to spend my life with.
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I'm partial to golden retrievers.
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I'm very honoured that there is a loyal following and I hope it continues.
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I've been married for many years to a physicist who's been about as supportive and encouraging of my work as any partner could be.
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In 1986 we were trying to help women get in print, stay in print, and come to the attention of booksellers and libraries. At that time, books by men mystery writers were reviewed seven times as often as books by women.
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It took me a very long time to get a strong enough identity to get away from the life that was laid out for me.
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It took me nine months to write 60 pages. It was very frustrating.
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Most people don't have the money to spend on advertising to create awareness among readers, nor do they have the contacts at newspapers or magazines to get their books reviewed.
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My parents were liberal intellectuals but even they expected me to stay at home and look after my younger siblings and do the housework.
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No agent wants to see a book until he or she has decided whether to pursue the relationship.
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People have less privacy and are crammed together in cities, but in the wide open spaces they secretly keep tabs on each other a lot more.
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Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich, astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy, magic, and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking ride along Chicago's mean streets.
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Sisters in Crime now has more than 4,000 members worldwide.
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Sometimes I panic and think I can't really write.
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Sometimes I think I'm a one-trick pony because I'm not very inventive about new ways of telling stories.
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The best source for finding an agent is called Literary Agents of North America. It's a complete list of agents, not only by name and address, but by type of book they represent and by what their submission criteria are.
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The crime novel has always been my favourite genre.
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The possibility of bringing white-collar criminals to justice is ever receding over the horizon.
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While I was in school I did everything from washing bottles in a science lab to managing conferences on employment problems.
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White-collar crime gets more outrageous by the second in America.
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Write what you care about.
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You get weird and unsettling behaviour in the country.
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