April 19 2016 — I didn’t decide to pursue my lifetime desire to be a writer full-time until I was in my late 50s. But I’m in good company. Among the many noteworthy authors who were late bloomers are Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep, 51), Richard Adams (Watership Down, 53), Daniel Defoe (Robinson Crusoe, 59), Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House on the Prairie, 64), Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes, 66), and Ann Fairbairn (Five Smooth Stones, 71).
April 15 2016 — I’m a people watcher, and children are awesome people to watch.
December 2015 — They are absolutely real people — not even borrowed from real world people. My characters are my great niece and her parents — although, if you were to ask Annalise, she might disagree.