Ten Random Things About Me
- I hate being told I have to choose just one thing. So in addition to traditional mystery, I write picture books, middle-grade fiction, and contemporary fiction. On the horizon: historical fiction and magical realism.
- I have a degree in Russian Literature from Reed College. I’ve read War and Peace in Russian, but I can’t carry on a decent conversation in it anymore. I’m great at nodding and smiling, though.
- Like my character Emily, I love classic literature, cats, knitting, and everything antique. Unlike her, I am also a card-carrying geek. (iWhatsit? Ooh—shiny!)
- My yard is roughly the size of a phone booth, but it contains two huge redwood trees. And a Tardis.*
- When I was younger and fitter, I led a semi-pro Renaissance dance troupe. I still have the authentic Elizabethan costume I made (until my cosplay-loving daughter steals it).
- You can find me every Sunday and feast day (we have lots) singing soprano in the choir at St. Lawrence Orthodox Christian Church in Felton, California.
- Despite the fact that we are not from Lake Wobegon, all my four children and two grandchildren are above average.
- I am a natural-born redhead (with the skin cancers to prove it).
- My maiden name, Bolger (with a soft “g”), comes from County Cork. To the best of my knowledge, I am not related to either Ray or Fredegar.
- I spend one delightful, refreshing week each year on a writing retreat in Rockaway Beach, Oregon, the inspiration for the fictional town of Stony Beach, in which Crime with the Classics is set. Excuse me, I have to step into my Tardis* and head back there now.
*Only in my dreams, alas.