- What made you write The Journal of Rabbi?
2) What do you want your readers to get out of the book?
My goal is to entertain my readers. I want to transport them to 1937 China and to feel that they are running for their lives.
3) What genre (s) do you write in?
4) If you could go back in time to change one thing about your writing what would it be?
I am continually improving my craft. I would rewrite to infinity, but at some point you have to say that the book is finished.
5) What are somethings that inspire you?
Almost every experience I have inspires me, and has the potential to show up in a story.
6) If given a chance to live as a character in a book, would you do it? If so which character and why?
My heroes in my last few books are detectives. I know that there are a lot of boring parts to that profession, but then the exciting parts are really ass-kicking exciting! I would be one of the detectives.
7) If you could change one thing about the writing world, what would it be?
Selling books would be easier. How do you get your exceptional book into the hands of the readers?
8) Do you listen to music when you write?
No, I like silence.
9) What are some of your favorite books?
The Haruki Murakami book â1Q84â wove a tale of two parallel worlds. That story sticks in my mind. The Rudyard Kipling stories that I read when I was young also played an important role in my fascination with exotic places. As I am an architect and most of my books contain a serial killer or two, I enjoyed âThe Devil In The White Cityâ by Erik Larson. It is a story about the architecture of the 1893 Worldâs Fair and a serial killer on the loose.
10) What is your favorite quote?
Do people have favourite quotes?