"When it comes to locations, I'm one of those crazy authors who has to see it, touch it, taste it, before I trust myself to recreate it for my readers. Having said that, visiting a locked-down pediatric psych ward was the most intimidating research I've ever done - and I've visited maximum security prisons, shooting galleries, bone collections, etc."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Lisa Gardner on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Lisa Gardner on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Lisa Gardner on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Lisa Gardner on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Lisa Gardner on Golda Meir
"When I got my very first phone call that I'd hit the 'New York Times' list, I had a small rush of 'I've made it!' But the next morning, it occurred to me I didn't know what it was, so I called my agent and asked what being a 'New York Times' bestselling author really meant. He informed me that I was now a thousand pound gorilla."
"I still like the relationship part of any story. You don't want your character to figure everything out and then at the end of the day, go home and eat soup from a can by herself."
"Before I became a suspense novelist, I wrote romantic suspense as Alicia Scott."
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