Thursday, September 24, 2015

Anne Perry

Anne Perry is the international bestselling author of over fifty novels. The most recent (21st in the series) of her novels featuring the private detective William Monk and volatile nurse Hester Latterly is Corridors of the Night.

From Perry's Q & A with Caroline Leavitt:

What sparked the whole Monk series?

Monk's appearance and my feelings about him came from a dream. He was a man I was always quarrelling with, and yet I trusted him absolutely to do what he believed was right, and knew he would never hurt me. That started me thinking. His predicament of having no memory came from wondering how much any of us are the sum of all that we have been, remembered or not, I was held by the thought of being a stranger to yourself. How much are we answerable for what we cannot recall? Different people see any of us in widely different ways. Many of us at some time ask........who am I? And who is my enemy, who is my friend?

Did you ever imagine you were going to be this famous?

No, I certainly did not imagine I would be famous. I don't understand it, but I am grateful, not for the fame, but that so many people apparently like what I write. Yes, I worry about every book. I go through stages of thinking it's good, then complete rubbish, then middling, then...[read on]
--Marshal Zeringue