Lauren Beukes — South African Novelist born on June 05, 1976,

Lauren Beukes is a South African novelist, short story writer, journalist and television scriptwriter... (wikipedia)

It's hard to get justice in the real world. It's possible in fiction.
What I love about collaborating is that you're working with other minds that work differently to yours.
I did a lot of research on real serial killers, and they're not Hannibal Lecters. They're cruel men who are given the opportunity to do something terrible, and a lot of the time it's about impotence. They feel powerless in the real world.
I've always loved Japanese legend, anime and manga.
Twitter is amazing. I advertised for the position of research assistant on Twitter, and both of my researchers came from there.