Wenn Menschen mir erzählen, dass ich sie die ganze Nacht wach gehalten habe, war ich erfolgreich.
When people tell me I've kept them up all night, I feel like I've succeeded.
What I do is put my characters into situations that are so precarious there is no way to get out. And then I figure how to get them out.
Abraham Lincoln because he was a man filled with great compassion who believed that all men are created free and equal, and was not afraid to stand on that platform. The way Lincoln lived his life has served me well in mine.
Usually, when people get to the end of a chapter, they close the book and go to sleep. I deliberately write a book so when the reader gets to the end of the chapter, he or she must turn one more page.
Another woman approached me while I was having lunch at the Russian Tea Room in New York and told me that the reason she had become a lawyer was because she had read 'Rage of Angels'. To me, that kind of feedback has more meaning than any sales figures.