Happy Birthday, Jonathan Kellerman, born 9 August 1949
- That’s what’s so great about my job. I get paid to do what got me in trouble in grade school space out and play with my imaginary friends.
- As a senior at UCLA, I won a literary award and that got me thinking I might also be able to publish fiction – on the side. It took thirteen years of typing away in an unheated garage from 11 pm to 1 am for that to happen.
- All good fiction involves an element of mystery – ideally, the reader should be compelled to turn the page in order to find out what happens next. Crime novels use extreme events – matters of life and death – to catalyze the story. That kind of intensity appeals to me.
- Stephen King will be read centuries from now – he’s the Edgar Allan Poe of our generation.
- Each novel is harder than its predecessor because I must work harder at not repeating myself. However, I enjoy the challenge. This is the greatest job in the world.
- In general, I admire writers with a robust sense of story.
- I’d like to write crime novels for as long as people want to read them. I really appreciate the people who go out and spend hard-earned money for my books.
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Kellerman is an American psychologist, and Edgar and Anthony Award-winning author of more than 30 best-selling suspense novels. He has sold more than 40 million books. Best known for creating the character, Alex Delaware, Jonathan is married to best-selling novelist Faye Kellerman.
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