I am a writer (one of three writers collaboratively working on a series of romantic suspense novels – more about us here), blogger, cinemaniac-extraordinaire, with a head-full-of-useless-information and an obnoxiously good memory. I fulfilled my life’s ambition when I appeared on Jeopardy. (I’m waiting for Alex to retire so I can do it again.) A life-long Red Sox fan (when the wind is right I can hear the roar of the crowds from my apartment), follower of FIFA and thoroughbred racing, collector of hats, addicted to shopping for clothes and shoes (but I feel guilty about it); I’m goofy about dogs, but I can’t have one in my apartment, kittens, but I ‘m allergic, so I spend an inordinate amount of time watching them do funny things on YouTube.
As a complete Anglophile I think with an accent. I read constantly. Among my favorites are James Lee Burke, Ken Bruen, Dennis Lehane, Scott Turow, James Ellroy, Jake Arnott, George Pelicanos, Julien Barnes, Martin Cruz Smith and Michael Chabon (to name but a few).
“Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel” – Shakespeare, “Hamlet” act 1, scene 3
“Some people, I am told, have memories like computers, nothing to do but punch the button and wait for the print-out. Mine is more like a Japanese library of the old style, without a card file or an indexing system or any systematic shelf plan. Nobody knows where anything is except the old geezer in felt slippers who has been shuffling up and down those stacks… When you hand him a problem he doesn’t come back with a cartful and dump it before you, a jackpot of instant retrieval. He finds one thing, which reminds him of another, which leads him off to the annex, which directs him to the east wing, which sends him back two tiers from where he started. Bit by bit he finds you what you want, but like his boss who seems to be under pressure to examine his life, he takes his time.” – Wallace Stegner
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