DeClark said she has always loved mystery novels and the city of Detroit, where she was born and raised.
“I wanted to create a fun, easy-to-read mystery novel set in Detroit,” she said. “My main character is a female homicide detective, and I chose that role because I wanted to do a series, and I wanted her to be in a profession.”
DeClark said she loves to watch crime documentaries like A & E’s “The First 48,” and TLC’s “Forensic Files,” as well as fictional shows, like USA’s “Monk” and CBS’s “CSI,” and she drew her inspiration from the shows.
“Every once in a while they will feature an episode in Detroit, and that really got me excited because they would have actual homicide detectives in Detroit solving a crime,” she said. “So I used what I saw from there, and what I didn’t know I made up.”
DeClark said her overactive imagination also helps.“I just slowly started putting it together,” she said. “It took me a couple years.”
[...] “I think of writing as a craft,” she said. “The more you practice it, the better you get at it. And I just do it a little bit at a time, and slowly piece it all together, and it became a novel.”
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