From The Booking Desk:

Tracee de Hahn and I were seated next to each other at an evening dinner during last year’s Malice Domestic, so naturally we struck up a conversation and discovered that we shared similar opinions on the myriad of topics we managed to cover in that short time. I knew then that she would be a great candidate for the composite sketch series here at BOLO Books. Based on the answers you are about to read, I would say my instincts were spot on.

Name: Tracee de Hahn
Location: Christiansburg, Virginia

This person from my personal life is such an inspiration:

I will take great liberties with this question and lump my parents and two sisters together. Collectively they demonstrate perseverance, integrity, and enviable work ethics. Add to that loyalty and unconditional love.

One of the people I admire most in the crime fiction community is:

There are so many admirable figures, which is one of the things that makes this community the very best. However, I’ll say Deanna Raybourn. I’ve been a fan of her writing since she launched the Lady Julia Grey series, and have followed her work to the current Victoria Speedwell books. In person, she is as charming and out-spoken and elegant and feisty as her heroines.

STALKER ALERT! If this fictional character were real, they would likely need to get a restraining order against me:

Richard Jury from Martha Grimes’s marvelous series. I’d take an apartment in his building and first make friends with the ever-present Carole-Ann Palutski, then hope Richard and I could become good friends and….

People are always surprised that I am a fan of this individual (singer, actor, or artist):

Half my friends can’t believe I am a huge fan of opera, the other half can’t believe one of my favorite albums is The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists.

My personal catch phrase is (or should be):

It could be worse. (Followed by an appropriate example: You could have a flesh eating virus.) I should note that I have decided to give this phrase up, and will be soliciting ideas for a replacement – basically something to represent the most optimist pessimist or pessimistic optimist, because that’s me.