Are there any authors out there that inspire you?
I don’t do nearly as much reading as I’d like these days, so I can’t speak about today’s authors too much. I do like the work of Anne Perry, particularly her Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries. They’re period pieces, and she weaves good stories. I can’t say that her work inspires me. I just enjoy what she writes when I do have time to read someone else’s work. I’ve always been a fan of Agatha Christie, and I suppose her work really inspired me. I read all of her novels at an early age, and I’d probably credit her work with inspiring me to write mysteries. I’d also put Ngaio Marsh and Erle Stanley Gardner in that category too.