"Listen to advice. You don't know how many writer's conferences I've taught at where at least half the audience fights all the conventions of the field." -- Jane Haddam
Jane Haddam (born July 13, 1951) is an American mystery writer. She is best known for her series of books featuring Gregor Demarkian, a former FBI agent. She has also written a number of murder mysteries under her real name Orania Papazoglou featuring the romance author Patience McKenna. She was married to mystery writer William L. DeAndrea.
"Everybody is a True Believer. Everybody has a little nugget they're convinced of that is the opposite of the nugget on the other side. And they're convinced it's fact.""I don't make my own schedule - it's constructed around my sons' school schedules.""I really hate those books where the murderer turns out to be somebody you never heard of who pops up in the last chapter.""I tend to come up with people more than situations - most of my books start with a character.""I was the executive editor on a little magazine called Greek Accent, whose only claim to fame is that its art director went on to be the art director of Discover for many years.""I'd like to write a history, maybe of the Reformation.""I've been a teacher at the college level, in composition mostly, and I've been an editor on magazines.""My husband used to take care of the business part of this, and after he died I found I wasn't really any good at it. I hate remembering who owes me what and bugging them if they haven't paid me.""Nobody in real life ever takes me seriously.""The Internet makes it possible for people like me to live the way I do now. Without it, I'd have to be in New York or some other city. I think the Internet is the greatest invention in history after antibiotics.""You've either got to find a way to make your continuing characters insteresting without making them maudlin or overwrought, or you've got to put more emphasis on the suspects."