Lee Child — British Writer

Jim Grant, better known by his pen name Lee Child, is a British thriller writer. His first novel, Killing Floor, won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel... (wikipedia)

You mustn't fall in love with your own hero.
The way to write a thriller is to ask a question at the beginning, and answer it at the end.
I don't need validation, recognition or praise. What I need are facts and the facts are that one of my books gets sold, somewhere in the world, every second.
I have the 'thing' worked out - the trick or the surprise or the pivotal fact. Then I just start somewhere and let the story work itself out.
I felt alienated by the experience and decided to stay away from corporate employment.