I write because I like to create stories. The more complicated the mystery, the more I get invested in the story. I’m one of those writers who has to finish a book (writing that is) in one sitting. If I leave off at any point, the book most likely won’t get finished. I am also the type of person who can’t read anything while I’m writing any particular book. I would just get distracted by the other author’s story and that for me would be the end of my novel. I read mostly in summertime, when it’s relaxing and pleasurable. Otherwise, reading for me is on par with taking a serious college course. I analyze, I dissect and I study the characters—I do all those things that years spent in academia pressed into my life as a daily norm. I live in Ontario, with my family and our two dogs. My family respects the fact that I need time and space to write, but they neither support nor understand my need to write. That’s why creating a story and whipping it into shape of a novel is such a joyous challenge for me.