From the Booking Desk:
Rebecca Chance is the Queen of UK bonkbusters – but trust me when I say her books are so much more than that. Rebecca was one of the first authors I connected with at my inaugural Bouchercon (back in Baltimore in 2008). This was back when she was writing mysteries and YA novels as Lauren Henderson. If you buy either of us a drink the next time you see us, I have no doubt we can be persuaded to tell you the story of that first meeting – HINT: it involves Project Runway, the Twilight book series, and the quote “you can’t possibly be straight.”
As Rebecca Chance, her career has exploded and I am thrilled to have her here at BOLO Books today for the Composite Sketch feature.
Name: Rebecca Chance
This person from my personal life is such an inspiration:
The very good friend I call my “gay husband”. He, my straight husband and I travel together, share a place in Italy together and live a short walk away from each other in London. He has a brain like a steel trap, is so smart that he’s retired at 45, and I haven’t written a book in the last ten years without working out the plot with him to the last detail. Ironically, however, he can’t actually read my Rebecca Chance novels as they’re too saucy for him!
One of the people I admire most in the crime fiction community is:
Laura Lippman. Apart from being a brilliant writer and friend, she is just so incredibly diplomatic. I admire her skills in that area so much I regularly ask her for advice on how to handle work negotiations – I’m much more of a pit bull than a diplomat!
STALKER ALERT! If this fictional character were real, they would likely need to get a restraining order against me:
Willie Garvin from the Modesty Blaise books. But he’d be enjoying himself far too much to get that order.
People are always surprised that I am a fan of this individual (singer, actor, or artist):
Carrie Underwood/Jennifer Nettles. I really love white-people lady country music. Jesus Take The Wheel!
My personal catch phase is (or should be):
Bubble me, baby.