Constance Towers reading.
There's an interview with Megan in this month's Mystery News. Some of the article appears on their website. I found the last line excerpted to be quite funny because I remember her watching all those nineteen forties movies, which seemed to take place mostly in nightclubs. I still have countless pictures she drew of nighclub scenes with glamorous chanteuses entertaining the audience. I never thought it would end up in print.
"I find short story writing really hard. I'd probably never do it if I didn't get excited by certain opportunities. I like the challenge and I like the idea that you can play around with things I would never want to write a whole novel about. It's good experimenting with style a little bit and forces me not to sink into atmosphere which is my bad habit, because I'd just write nightclub scenes if I could.
Were any of your childhood passions useful as an adult?