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  • But at the same time, the commonplace statement about them is true: every character is the hero of his own story. Each has a justification for his actions that is convincing to him. It's fun to give these people voices.
    (Thomas Perry)

  • I do try not to spend much time reading in the suspense genre.
    (Thomas Perry)

  • It was a lot of fun, and writing a series is comfortable. It's almost like having a secure job.
    (Thomas Perry)

  • I held a variety of jobs - most notably ten years working in universities - and kept on writing.
    (Thomas Perry)

  • I do hope to bring Jane Whitefield back before too long.
    (Thomas Perry)


  • Contrary to what many writers imply about the process, nobody forces a writer to sell his work to the film industry.
    (Thomas Perry)

  • I'm proud of Nightlife. Although it won't be published until March 2006, the first review just appeared in Publishers' Weekly, and it's very positive.
    (Thomas Perry)

  • I was very impressed with the paintings. The subject matter that she uses is very clear and her style of painting that I saw was something that really appealed to me.
    (Thomas Perry)

  • Much of what we do in life has a huge component of luck.
    (Thomas Perry)

  • It's important, I think, for a writer of fiction to maintain an awareness of the pace and shape of the book as he's writing it. That is, he should be making an object, not chattering.
    (Thomas Perry)

  • If you'll think about various series you've read, can you think of any instance in which, say, the tenth volume of the series is notably better than the first nine? I can't.
    (Thomas Perry)

  • Being comfortable isn't the way to learn to expand your abilities.
    (Thomas Perry)

  • And yes, I'm also traveling more, not only to promote DEAD AIM, but also on other public appearances. This is partly because I want to make up for not doing it in the past.
    (Thomas Perry)

  • Yes, in my books I do edit myself to keep from becoming the Village Explainer.
    (Thomas Perry)

  • I think we did a great job of putting together a program that would have made good e-books available had people been buying e-books in any real numbers.
    (Thomas Perry)


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