Lynne: Susan Moody, Susan Madison, Susannah James... Several pen-names, and not one of them your own name. Is there a reason? Do they represent different sides of your writing life? Or was it just something that happened?
I find being, as it were, imprisoned in bed, trapped beneath the covers and the legs of the tray-table, very conducive to getting on with it. If inspiration fails, I'll play a few hands of Solitaire while my back-brain whirrs and hums, until it produces the impetus to resume. Around two o'clock, I'll clamber out from between the sheets, stiff as a board, and get myself moving: go for a walk, do the food-shop, go down to the library, answer correspondence, make phone-calls – the usual stuff. All the time, I'm constantly thinking about the various ramifications in my book.
Normally, when not in a state of fracture, I'd be out of bed much sooner, and working at my desk, but otherwise the routine's much the same
Lynne: Do you know how a novel is going to end before you begin?