Someone asked me the other day why I write fiction; why I write thrillers. I write what I like to read. I love thriller and suspense novels–medical thrillers, legal thrillers, historical thrillers, political thrillers—particularly ones that are full of intrigue and ones that are fast-paced, with lots of action & adventure. Brad Meltzer, Vince Flynn, Steve Berry, David Baldacci, Brad Thor—these are some of my favorite writers and they are a great source of inspiration. My taste in movies is the same. Intrigue, suspense and action & adventure—I’ll take that any day! When I read or watch movies, I want to escape and to live vicariously through the characters, even if only for a short while. I want to root for the good guy and hate the bad guy. I can only hope readers are able to experience that with my books!