Clare O'Donohue is a freelance television writer/producer. She produced television’s most popular quilting show, Simply Quilts, on HGTV, and went on to produce and write for a variety of television crime shows, including Forensic Files.
Her new novel is Missing Persons.
From her Q & A with Declan Burke:
What crime novel would you most like to have written?--Marshal Zeringue
For true crime, I’d love to take credit for IN COLD BLOOD by Truman Capote. It is, hands down, one of the best crime books I’ve read – fiction or non-fiction and has put me off ever writing true crime, since mine would be crap in comparison. For a novel, I’d be happy to have written the worst thing Donald Westlake ever wrote, because even his worst (if such a thing exists) is still really good.
What fictional character would you most like to have been?
Nora Charles in Dashiell Hammett’s THE THIN MAN. She was smart, funny, and could handle her liquor.
Who do you read for guilty pleasures?
Porn. And quilting magazines. And...[read on]