Never loan a book to someone if you expect to get it back. Loaning books is the same as giving them away.
I didn't spend much time with my parents when I was growing up.
People know what I'm doing.
I sometimes feel as if ideas for a novel kind of pop up like numbers in a bingo tumbler, and then they're ready to go.
Writing historical novels can be dangerous. We need to be as accurate and as fair about the historical record as we can be, at the same time as creating our fictional characters and, hopefully, telling a good story. The challenge is weaving the fiction into the history.
Ecstasy is not really part of the scene we can do on celluloid.