by Lisa Black
Rogues: Which is harder as you approach writing a new novel: writing the first or last sentence?
Rogues: What’s your favorite word?
Meg: Inspiration. Because it’s a rare and wonderful thing, and when I capture it, I’m thrilled.
Meg: The spare bedroom that I’ve claimed as an office. The windows overlook a spread of oak trees where red-shouldered hawks swoop and perch. I’ve also taught myself to write on airplanes. Strapping myself into a seat that’s hurtling across the sky at nearly 600 mph provides a wonderful work environment… because I can’t escape it. At least, not without causing a scene at 35,000 feet. I have to sit still and actually write.
Rogues: What do you do when you need to take a break from writing?
Meg: I hike, go to concerts (I live in Austin!) and send memes to my kids. Oh, who am I kidding? I read.
Rogues: If you could have lived in a different time period, what would it be?
Meg: WWII. I wish I could have worked at Bletchley Park.
Rogues: What’s your favorite drink?
Meg: Coffee. AND LOTS OF IT.
Rogues: When you were ten years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Meg: A writer. From Day One.
Rogues: Do you have a literary hero? A teacher, mentor, family member, author who has inspired you to write your novels?
Meg: My parents. They told me I could do whatever I set my mind to, and be whatever I wanted to be. They believed in me.
Rogues: Describe your very first car.
Meg: A ’66 Mustang my parents bought used, and let me drive to high school. Sky blue with a straight six engine. My baby.
Rogues: Do you write what you know or what you want to know?
Meg: What I want to know.
Rogues: This has been fun!
Meg: Thanks for inviting me to visit the blog. I hope you’ll look for my new novel, THE DARK CORNERS OF THE NIGHT.
Find out more about Meg’s books at: www.meggardiner.com.
What is your favorite Meg Gardiner novel?