What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Reportedly Murdered?
Five years working as a newspaper reporter in Queens, New York City.
If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Reportedly Murdered, what would they be?
MacArthur Park because someone left the cake out in the rain.
What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?
I love the humorous books of PG Wodehouse. Otherwise, murder mysteries. Recently, all of Erle Stanley Gardner’s Perry Mason series.
What books are on your TBR pile right now?
Rex Stout’s Nero Wolff series. I want to reread The Master and Margarita.
What scene in your book was your favorite to write?
The second-to-last scene because it came as a complete surprise to me. I guess my subconscious had it all worked out.
Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)
Yes. If I don’t reread what I’ve just written, I face the distress of not being able to read my own handwriting.
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
Lately, this one: “This above all: to thine own self be true.”
If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?
When Gregory is confronted by one of his major antagonists, Gregory says, “I have nothing to be ashamed of, I have nothing to be sorry about; I have no regrets about anything I’ve done, about my conduct, or about how I’ve gone about things.” When I reread my published book, that inspired me.
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