This morning (Sunday, 10/24) Lee Child is going to be on "CBS Sunday Morning". This blurb is from their home page:
AUTHOR: Lee Child
Lee Child is one of the hottest mystery writers working today. He's sold more than 40 million books in 75 countries. His books have been translated into 38 languages. And it all happened by chance.
Growing up in England in the 1950s, Child's family, while not poor, lived from paycheck to paycheck. But one thing they never scrimped on was books, and Child especially loved the classic British adventure-thrillers of Alistair MacLean and others.
After college he landed his dream job: Working for a British television company on high profile productions like "Brideshead Revisited" and "Prime Suspect." But one day, after 19 years, Child was fired in a re-organization. Stunned, with nowhere to turn and a wife and young daughter to support, Lee decided to use the skills he had learned working in the entertainment industry to write a novel.
So he sat down at his kitchen table with a legal pad and pencil, and in 5 months wrote the first in what has become a 15-book series featuring an iconic tough-guy hero, Jack Reacher.
Edited to add: CBS Sunday Morning airs from 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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