Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. chocolate pecan pie
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. I would love to be in some kick-ass law enforcement job. But I guess writing about people who are is the next best thing.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Of all the villains in fiction, I might have to say Hannibal Lecter. The genius of Lecter is that Thomas Harris created a terrifying villain with a sympathetic side. Anyone who saw the movie Silence of the Lambs knows what I mean... Who wasn't rooting for Lecter to take out the psychologist at the end of the film?
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. When I'm not writing, I love to read--newspapers, magazines, books. Actually, I have a very expensive book habit. And, maybe because I have so many author friends, I can't bring myself to buy books used, so it really adds up.