A. Taboid entertainment writer.
A. The one I have now.
A. L.A. Confidential
A. Veronica Mars
A. Crowded apartment, crazy cat, piles of books, laptop!
A. So many books, so little time.
A. Let's make it a tie between Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert
A. "Don't pet the cat, he bites. Oh, too late."
A. Not learning a foreign language when I was young enough to become fluent.
A. Being able to draw or paint.
A. Alphabetizing my entire library.
A. I'm short, so I have a low center of gravity and corner well.
A. Percy Blakeney, because he hides his heroism.
A. Alex of A Clockwork Orange. I mean, I don't like him, but he's interesting.
A. People who talk to me while I'm reading.
A. Movie location scout.
A. Dorothy Dunnett, Dorothy Sayers, Diana Wynne Jones, E. Nesbit, Susan Cooper
A. Gaudy Night, Famous Last Words, Carry On, Jeeves, The Return of the King, Emma
A. I reread Wodehouse's Jeeves books every year.
A. Write what you love to read.
A. When will there be a movie?
A. I've always been obsessed with Victorian England. I read all the Sherlock Holmes stories when I was about eight. I've always wanted to write a book set in that place and time, and I also knew I wanted to write a companion series about Shadowhunters that would function as a prequel to City of Bones. When I decided to combine the two ideas, the Clockwork series was born.