We put bestselling author Lisa Jackson on the spot with the Mulholland quick-fire Q&A. Here are her responses…
Either Linwood Barclay or Gillian Flynn right now, last week it was Michael Connelly.
Three Days of the Condor
The bad guy in The Stand by Stephen King.
Harry Bosch in Michael Connelly’s book.
Who has been a big influence on your writing?
My sister, Nancy Bush.
Who would you want to play you in a movie?
Ebook or print?
Mac or PC?
PC, but I love my iPhone!
Do you write on paper or computer first?
What would your ideal holiday be?
Halloween with family and friends at a spooky party with lots of ghosts and goblins.
If you could travel in time, forward or back, where would you go?
I’d go back to meet my parents as young people.
Best ever fictional murder weapon?
A zip line.
The song you’d listen to pump you up while writing
None. I can’t have any distractions when I write.
The song you’d listen to calm you down when writing
To calm down, I turn off the computer and take a walk.
If I wasn’t a writer, I’d be…
I’d work in animal rescue if I could stomach it, or in promotions doing something with animals or art.
The book I’ve read the most times
I keep reading the same one by Steve Martini because I can’t remember the title so I buy it, read it again and enjoy it. I think it’s Compelling Evidence, but I’ll have to read it again to make certain.
Your favorite fictional murder method
Probably where the victim I forced to make a life and death decision, so the victim ends up killing himself.
What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever had to Google when researching for a book?
Serial killers and real life vampires.
If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
That could be very dangerous. I’d probably go into a place that was very secret and might contain a secret society where I would not want to be caught.
Who’s the fictional character you’d most like to murder?
Lisa Jackson’s latest novel Deserves to Die is out in paperback and ebook now.