1) Since when did you write your own stories and how did it come your first book was published?
I've written all my life, and sent my work to publishers for many years before my first book was published. Along the way, there were many rejections.
2) Which author inspires you most of all?
I am a big fan of all classic suspense authors. I especially admire Thomas Harris, Ian Fleming, Arthur Conan Doyle, just to name a few.
3) Where do you get the inspiration for your books?
I never wait for inspiration for my ideas. I get to work on a detailed outline and work out the plot details in that way.
4) How do you get in contact with your readers?
I love hearing from my readers and e-mail is a great way to keep in touch with them.
5) When and what do you read yourself?
I read a lot on nonfiction, but these days I'm so busy writing that I don't have a lot of time to read as much as I'd like.
6) How did it feel do hold your own book in your hands for the first time?
7) Do you have any advice for other writers?
Write as much as you can and don't be discouraged by rejection.
8) Who is your favorite character in your books so far and why?
I'm especially fond of Lincoln Rhyme because he was my first series character.
9) What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
I was surprised when the Lincoln Rhyme books became so popular. I had planned to write just one book about Rhyme, but readers wanted more stories about him, so I kept writing new adventures for him!
10) Are you already writing another novel and can you tell us, what it will be about?
At the moment, I'm at work on the next Kathryn Dance novel, which will be out next year.