Because life is too bloody serious.
WHAT I WRITE
I enjoy writing entertaining, escapist fiction, usually crime based. Criminals are supremely inventive characters. You can't help but admire their ingenuity.
While I don't think crime should be glorified, it does exist and makes for some thrilling and suspenseful plots. The threat of danger and death always ups the stakes of a story.
My favourite genre, the comic crime category, has been around since the mysteries of Alan Melville and Agatha Christie, uniquely blending a punch with a punchline. Modern authors like Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Bond and Margaret Lashley carry on the tradition of adding fun to any funeral.