So, I was the featured author on Charlie Cochrane‘s blogs this week.
The first time – apart from a Fahrenheit chat when Death of a DIva was released – that I’ve been interviewed.
Typically, I agonised over the answers – do I want to appear pure comedy and silliness and risk not being taken seriously, or do I come across like a high brow Salman Rushdie and talk endlessly about my craft in tones that suggest I’d be happier doing the grouting, but that writing is a vocation for me, like, y’know, working with lepers is for other people..?
In the end, I went with “Just tell the fucking story, Derek, and stop over thinking,” which – I think – worked well.
I want to thank Charlie for being such a lovely person, and for questions that made me go “Oooh, I don’t have a glib answer ready for that.” I’m looking forward to reading some of her mysteries now.