I have four or five ideas that just keep floating around and I want to kind of just let one - like a beautiful butterfly, let it land somewhere.
I can't think of anything more crushing than slowly, over time, realizing exactly how wrong you were about someone.
I'm a true-crime addict. It's not something I'm particularly proud of, but I can't stop.
I grew up in the '80s where there's a lot of these kind of post-apocalyptic, post-comet, post-whatever it was, so that always captured my imagination a lot as a little kid, that idea of getting access to secret places and being able to roam around where you're not supposed to.
We're into this barrage of pop culture - you know, TV, movies, the Internet. We become creatures that we've made up, made of certain different flotsam from pop culture and certain different personas that are in style.
I feel like I need to give people a note with the book that says, 'I'm OK, no worries!'
I think mystery writers and thriller writers - whatever genre you want to call it - are taking on some of the biggest, most interesting kind of socioeconomic issues around in a really interesting, compelling way.
I'm all for whatever transitions the book properly to a movie.
There are no really new stories anymore.
To me, marriage is the ultimate mystery.
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