"I can write pretty much anywhere if you give me time and some quiet. The home is not usually the best place because I have four children. It's usually pandemonium around here!"
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Harlan Coben on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Harlan Coben on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Harlan Coben on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Harlan Coben on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Harlan Coben on Robert Frost
"When I was seventeen, I worked as a counsellor at a co-ed sleep-away camp for eight weeks. I loved it but it could be harrowing - it was far too much responsibility for someone my age."
"I wrote seven Myron Bolitar novels in a row, and I never want to write a Myron book where he just solves a crime. Every one of them I want to be personal, and I want him to grow and change. The problem with that is, it makes the series limited, you can't write a series where a guy is always going through some kind of crisis."
"Losing my parents was the most crushing thing that ever happened to me. I lost my dad when I was 26, and it changed my life entirely."
"The readers are the ones who let us live our dreams. I try to write books which are really compelling - that you'd take on vacation and rather than going out, you'd read in your hotel room because you had to find out what happened. Hopefully that's what readers are responding to."
"No characters in 'Stay Close,' including the leads, are black and white. I want them to be grey. I think that makes for a much more interesting reading experience, something that will stay with you a little bit longer."