I answered Booktopia‘s Ten Terrifying Questions so that their readers could learn more about me. I particularly liked Question 4:

4. What were three works of art – book or painting or piece of music, etc – you can now say, had a great effect on you and influenced your own development as a writer?

The Collector, the novel by John Fowles: as a teenager, this book seriously creeped my out and the imagery stayed with me. True Romance, the film directed by Quentin Tarantino: the fight scene between a very young Patricia Arquette and a morally conflicted John Gandolfini. Brutal and funny, and he underestimated her. It’s amazing what you can do with a corkscrew. The Dry, by Jane Harper: she mentioned the Curtis Brown Creative course in her acknowledgements, and it was a eureka moment. You mean I can learn how to write a book online?