Anyone can love a perfect place. Loving Baltimore takes some resilience.
I think Baltimore suffers from nostalgia and it keeps us from being honest in talking about what really happened here. A place doesn't have to be perfect to be beloved, and I love this city and I love it better for seeing its flaws.
I've gotten to do a lot of stuff, traveled, worked hard at my career.
I'm at the age most people are sending their kids off to college.
It's very different to have this kid that I'm truly responsible for.
I think I'm part of a generation of crime writers all of whom woke up independently and recoiled with horror at the fact that we'd chosen this very conservative genre.
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