” Before I left the ‘Star’ last year to write books full-time, I welcomed catastrophe. It was material. Missed planes, broken pipes, dead lawns, digestive disorders, you name it, if it was something that had gone horribly wrong, it was worth banging out 600 words about. “


” These days, my subjects are murder and mayhem and other terrible things that happen to people – things that are even worse than cutting yourself shaving. And these are not the sorts of things you feel the need to experience before you write about them. “


” Generally speaking, rural drivers are a much better behaved species than city drivers. I’m not sure whether they’re intrinsically this way, or there are just fewer opportunities for them to do behave badly. You can’t go around running red lights if there aren’t any red lights to run. “


” My biggest complaint about drivers out in the country has tended to be that they’re not in a great hurry to get where they’re going. This is particularly true of old men wearing hats. If you get behind an old guy wearing a hat on a winding road, you might as well just phone ahead on your cell and tell your friends you’re going to be late. “


” Switching over to a hybrid car is one of those right things, but, unfairly or not, it still has a reputation among car enthusiasts as something you have to pedal really fast when you’re on the ramp merging into traffic on the 401. “


” You always want to go out there with the best book possible, so I listen to what my editors say, and even if they don’t know how to fix it, I always seem to find a way. ‘Trust Your Eyes’ is the best book I’ve written, and I don’t know if I can do any better. “


” Once you come up with a premise, you have to work out how it all happened. It’s a bit like coming up with a spectacular roof design first. Before you can get it up there, you need to build a solid foundation and supporting structure. “


” We’re half an hour from Toronto, which offers everything you could want from a city, and a couple of hours from beautiful vacation country. We have it all here, plus George W. Bush is not our president. “



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These days, my subjects are murder and mayhem and other terrible things that happen to people - things that are even worse than cutting yourself shaving. And these are not the sorts of things you feel the need to experience before you write about them.
Generally speaking, rural drivers are a much better behaved species than city drivers. I
My biggest complaint about drivers out in the country has tended to be that they
Switching over to a hybrid car is one of those right things, but, unfairly or not, it still has a reputation among car enthusiasts as something you have to pedal really fast when you
You always want to go out there with the best book possible, so I listen to what my editors say, and even if they don
Once you come up with a premise, you have to work out how it all happened. It
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