Below are some old interviews – I never seem to get around to updating them now – apologies!
My son disapproves of the idea for my next book wholeheartedly as it sounds darker and sadder and more twisted that the four already published. He asked me to write something with joy in it. I told him I will, but she will die horribly.
My mother’s diary entry for 21 September 1966 reads something like this: Mary-Rose, Patrick, Brian, Michael, Gabrielle to Papa’s. Bernadette and Catherine – tennis. Peter, Elizabeth, Angela, Anthony – haircut. Leonard Cheshire fundraiser. PTA? Helen born.
And I’ll bet you anything she made it to
Our poor children often ask us to stop talking about murder!
After nearly three years, I began to dread opening case files and reading the grim details.
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Basically, other people’s misery inspires me
I’m a full time writer now, but it’s a life lived in constant fear
MT: Your central character Krissie goes on a highland trek, gets high on magic mushrooms and throws her best friend off a cliff: autobiographical then!?
HF: I’ve done two of the three. Guess which.
Oh, I was so alienated! And everyone – except me – was so phony!