Brum, Brum!

Meg

Thursday evening was spent at a tiny library in Great Barr, Birmingham, listening to Meg Gardiner talk about why crime fiction is so popular. It was a fantastic evening listening to, and asking questions of, a first class UK based American crime fiction author. Meg has recently come to a lot of people’s attention after being championed by one of the world’s most popular authors, Stephen King (cue Wayne’s World style “We’re not worthy!”).  

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After giving Meg and her husband, Paul, a lift back to their hotel (in what felt like a surreal re-enactment of Roger Moore’s James Bond Citroen 2CV car chase) I got the opportunity to spend some time & chat with them both on a wide range of subjects, including books, writing, kids, Stephen King (the story of Meg’s first meeting with Stephen King last year is great!), Karate, Shaun of the Dead – and even Yetis, but perhaps it’s best if we don’t go there.

The kidnapping came as a complete surprise, though.

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About djpaterson

Reader, Writer, Arithmeticer. Not always in that order.
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