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Crime novelist


Crime novelist

If your house were on fire, heaven forbid, what's the one item contained within that you would try to take with you? (People and pets not included.)

My laptop. (I'm a writer... I gotta be honest here!) 


What's the one clothing/fashion item you can't live without?

My bronze brooch -- a copy of a medieval viking dragon cloak pin. It was a gift from my parents.


What's your favourite knick-knack and why?

A copy of a Roman paperweight in the shape of a mouse eating a grain of wheat. It was a gift and reminds me of my children and family.


What's the oldest thing you own?

A 40,000-year-old mammoth tusk.


Describe your most beloved piece of furniture.

My most beloved piece of furniture is a treadle Singer sewing machine that currently holds up the television with the Xbox on the treadle. It's godawful heavy but I treasure it for the memories of bringing it to and from the cabin, balanced precariously in an open boat.


Is there an edible item we'll always find in your pantry or fridge?

Nope... when I write I forget to eat. However: there is always tea in the house or the world grinds to a halt. I don't drink it all the time but it's got to be there.