1. 10

    I like to believe my suspense novels marry the strong characters from my romance writing past, with the twisty, clever plots of my mystery writing present.

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  2. 9

    I still read romance, and I read suspense. I read them both. And part of it is, I like stories with strong characters, and I like stories where there's closure at the end. And I like stories where there's hope. That's a kind of empowerment. I think romance novels are very empowering, and I think suspense novels are, too.

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  3. 8

    I'm unique for a suspense author in that I don't have a specialty background. A lot of suspense writers used to be lawyers or crime beat reporters. I didn't even know a cop when I started out. I finally figured out that I could visit prisons - I just had to be willing to make the phone calls.

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  4. 7

    Youth is no excuse for sloppiness.

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  5. 6

    When I got my very first phone call that I'd hit the 'New York Times' list, I had a small rush of 'I've made it!' But the next morning, it occurred to me I didn't know what it was, so I called my agent and asked what being a 'New York Times' bestselling author really meant. He informed me that I was now a thousand pound gorilla.

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  6. 5

    Life may not be perfect, at least it offered moments that were perfect enough.

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  7. 4

    I think one of the appeals of suspense is to safely explore our innermost fears.

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  8. 3

    If you choose to do something, do it with your utmost. And remember, expect nothing and life will be velvet.

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  9. 2

    What I learned is that it's arrogant to be certain of anything. The world is a complex place and only idiots or assholes think they know it all.

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  10. 1

    I loved ghost stories, creaky staircases, stormy nights. If it guaranteed nightmares I read it by flashlight, after midnight.

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  11. Last Update: 1 October 2022

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