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Sara Paretsky
June 8, 1947 -
Nationality: American
Category: Author
Subcategory: American Author

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


I'm a daydreamer.

    Topics: Short

Write what you care about.


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


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


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


Sometimes I think I'm a one-trick pony because I'm not very inventive about new ways of telling stories.


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.


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


The best source for finding an agent is called Literary Agents of North America. It's a complete list of agents, not only by name and address, but by type of book they represent and by what their submission criteria are.


I live and die with the Chicago Cubs.


People have less privacy and are crammed together in cities, but in the wide open spaces they secretly keep tabs on each other a lot more.


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


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.


White-collar crime gets more outrageous by the second in America.


You get weird and unsettling behaviour in the country.


My parents were liberal intellectuals but even they expected me to stay at home and look after my younger siblings and do the housework.


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


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


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