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Sara Paretsky Quotes

Around the time I turned 30, I wanted to publish a novel.

Capo, my first golden retriever, so loved to swim she once jumped off a cliff to get into Lake Superior.

I always wrote; my first story was published in the magazine The American Girl when I was 11.

I grew up in conservative rural Kansas in the 1950s when it was expected that girls would not have a life outside the home, so educating them was a waste of time.

I had wanted to write Ghost Country for a long time, but it wouldn't work.

I have a friend who lives in the South Side of Chicago. I helped out at a church charity there where they try to give a bit of cohesion to a desperate area. Everyone was very welcoming.

I live and die with the Chicago Cubs.

I love to sing. I'm a soprano.

I realised I'd never climb Everest but thought I could still write a book.

I spent 10 years as a marketing manager. I've found my experience in the financial world invaluable background for writing about white-collar crimes.

I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likable female private investigator, and that's how VI came to life.

I went to college at the University of Kansas, where I got a degree in political science.

I wish I could remember where I put things. I spend half my life looking for my keys. With the other half I look for my glasses.

I'm a daydreamer.

I'm a grandmother, and a mighty proud one.

I'm lucky in having found the perfect partner to spend my life with.

I'm very honoured that there is a loyal following and I hope it continues.

In 1986 we were trying to help women get in print, stay in print, and come to the attention of booksellers and libraries. At that time, books by men mystery writers were reviewed seven times as often as books by women.

It took me nine months to write 60 pages. It was very frustrating.

Most people don't have the money to spend on advertising to create awareness among readers, nor do they have the contacts at newspapers or magazines to get their books reviewed.