Alice Sebold


“Depending on where I am in the process, sometimes I have a page count and sometimes I don't. Sometimes I have an hour count; sometimes I'm just happy to string a few words together. I do keep pretty rigorous hours, because otherwise you never get anything done.”



Alice Sebold has written three books, but Lovely Bones is the only one you're likely to have read. When she was younger, she was a caretaker of an artists' colony earning $386 a month and living in a cabin in the woods without electricity. She used to be married to Glen David Gold. He wrote a book called Carter Beats the Devil. It was pretty good.