” I’d never had money growing up, and it’s never been that important to me, except maybe to take our kids on a nice vacation or something like that. “


” I never bought the excuse of not having time to write. If you really want to do it, you’re either going to find those hours or eventually decide not to be a writer. “


” Writing my first book, I think in hindsight I went into it saying, ‘It’s gonna sell.’ I was earning enough to scrape by sometime around a book or two before ‘Tell No One.’ I moved up from $50,000 to $75,000, then $150,000 for each book. I had never thought I would be doing anything else. I had enough encouragement. “


” You know, people call mystery novels or thrillers ‘puzzles.’ I never understood that, because when I buy a puzzle, I already know what it is. It’s on the box. And even if I don’t, if it’s a 5,000-piece puzzle of the ‘Mona Lisa’, it’s not like I put the last piece in and go, ‘I had no idea it’s the ‘Mona Lisa’! “


” I would never write a memoir, because it would be too boring. “



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I never bought the excuse of not having time to write. If you really want to do it, you


Writing my first book, I think in hindsight I went into it saying,
You know, people call mystery novels or thrillers
I would never write a memoir, because it would be too boring.
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