Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt Event

Great event.  Nashville's local Fox News covered the event. In addition to signing The Claret Murders, I discussed the changing publishing industry and what it means for authors and readers. There were a lot of questions about the writing process. Where do the ideas come from?  Do you prepare an outline, etc?  I think many were surprised to discover that I do not work from an outline.  I start with a couple of ideas and then let the characters take the story where they will.  I expanded that just as a reader has to unravel the mystery, I am doing the same thing as the author--often letting the characters clime out on a limb and then trying to figure out how to get them back down.