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Sara Paretsky
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    Around the time I turned 30, I wanted to publish a novel. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    Capo, my first golden retriever, so loved to swim she once jumped off a cliff to get into Lake Superior. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    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. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    I had spent a summer in Chicago doing community service work and loved the city, so when I finished my undergraduate degree I moved there permanently. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    I had wanted to write Ghost Country for a long time, but it wouldn't work. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    I have a friend who lives in the South Side of Chicago. I helped out at a church charity there where they try to give a bit of cohesion to a desperate area. Everyone was very welcoming. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    I live and die with the Chicago Cubs. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    I realised I'd never climb Everest but thought I could still write a book. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    I spent 10 years as a marketing manager. I've found my experience in the financial world invaluable background for writing about white-collar crimes. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    I went to college at the University of Kansas, where I got a degree in political science. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    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. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    I'm a daydreamer. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    I'm very honoured that there is a loyal following and I hope it continues. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    In 1986 we were trying to help women get in print, stay in print, and come to the attention of booksellers and libraries. At that time, books by men mystery writers were reviewed seven times as often as books by women. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    It took me nine months to write 60 pages. It was very frustrating. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    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. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    My parents were liberal intellectuals but even they expected me to stay at home and look after my younger siblings and do the housework. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    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. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich, astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy, magic, and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking ride along Chicago's mean streets. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    Sometimes I panic and think I can't really write. Sara-ParetskySara Paretsky
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    Sometimes I think I'm a one-trick pony because I'm not very inventive about new ways of telling stories. Sara-Paretsky/">Sara Paretsky
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    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. Sara-Paretsky/">Sara Paretsky
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    The crime novel has always been my favourite genre. Sara-Paretsky/">Sara Paretsky
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    The possibility of bringing white-collar criminals to justice is ever receding over the horizon. Sara-Paretsky/">Sara Paretsky
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    White-collar crime gets more outrageous by the second in America. Sara-Paretsky/">Sara Paretsky
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    Write what you care about. Sara-Paretsky/">Sara Paretsky
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    You get weird and unsettling behaviour in the country. Sara-Paretsky/">Sara Paretsky