Barbara,
I am always interested in what motivates a person to become a writer. Who were your major literary influences, especially in the mystery/crime genre? What books grabbed you as a child and never let go? Which people in the genre are authors you prefer reading today?
I can't remember a day, since I learned to read, when I did not have 2 or 3 books that I was reading at the same time, so finding out what others like is not only interesting but often introduces me to an author that I haven't tried yet.
If anyone else reading this would like to join it could become a very entertaining thread. I'd love to hear from you all.
Thanks!