Linda Greenlaw is a former swordfishing captain who was celebrated in The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger's best selling book about a fishing disaster. Greenlaw wrote a memoir, The Hungry Ocean, followed by The Lobster Chronicles and All Fishermen Are Liars. Her first novel, Slipknot, is a murder mystery set in a Maine fishing village.
Bob Minzesheimer interviewed Greenlaw for USA Today. One exchange:
Is fiction easier than non-fiction?Read the entire interview.
No. That's what I thought, but it's harder. It's totally different to look at a blank screen. For the first time, I needed an outline. I was 100 pages into it, and I had a dead body and didn't know who did it or why.