He's handsome, funny, one of the greatest guys who's ever walked the earth, but enough about my boyfriend. Seriously, Gregg Olsen's new book, A COLD DARK PLACE, is out today...
and Gregg has come out of hiding to do a progressive interview. Gregg Olsen is a prolific author and multi-award-winner for his true crime books - and a New York Times Bestseller - and I'm delighted to host a portion of this interview here today. My question for Gregg:
If a notorious criminal was going to write your biography, who would you want to write about you and why?
Gregg: This is an interesting question, Sandra. Living or dead? I suppose if I wanted to have it be well written, I?d choose Jean Harris, after all she was a headmistress before she shot Dr. Herman Tarnower of Scarsdale Diet fame. She probably knew her way around words and I?ll bet she was a very neat typist. If I wanted to disappear into the text I?d have a narcissist like Scott Peterson write the book because I?d be merely a footnote in my own story. Yet, if the goal is a bestseller, I?d like to suggest Ted Bundy. Everyone loves a sexy author with a killer smile. He?d be booked on every show. I?d be famous for a book I didn?t have to write.
DON'T STOP HERE! Follow Gregg's journey through the blogs. Next up, Cornelia Read asks Gregg about whether or not crime fiction's role in providing social commentary has inspired his shift from true crime to crime fiction. I won't give anything else away - get the full scoop here!
For more information about the truly handsome and talented Gregg Olsen, please visit his website, and don't forget to run right over to Barnes & Noble (or your local independent) and buy A COLD DARK PLACE.
(And once you're done following Gregg around cyberspace - trust me, there are some great questions lined up for Gregg along the way - you might want to check out Ruth Jordan's thoughts on The Glass Ceiling in our genre.)