Your name: Alexandra Burt
Tell us about yourself: I was born in Germany but moved to Texas over twenty years ago. While pursuing literary translations, I decided to tell my own stories. I live in Texas with my husband, my daughter, and my two Labradors.
Tell us about your latest book: Remember Mia (forthcoming in the U.S. in July) is the story of a mother in the grips of post-partum depression. One morning she finds her daughter’s crib empty. She begins a desperate search but eventually she becomes the number one suspect.
I am also working on my second novel, Fly into Darkness, a story about a woman who finds an unidentified girl in the woods, and no one seems to be missing her. She gets caught up in solving the mystery not realizing she’s uncovering her own elusive past.
When did you start writing? Six years ago.
Where do you write? At my desk.
Which other authors do you admire? Ursula Hegi. Joyce Carol Oates.
Book you wished you’d written? The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane by Laird Koenig
Greatest fictional criminal: The Talented Mr. Ripley. The only killer I ever rooted for.
Greatest crime or criminal from the real world: Casey Anthony
Greatest fictional detective: Rustin “Rust” Cohle from the American television series True Detective. A haunted, solitary man, he believes that life is a meaningless disease and that hope is merely self-delusion.
What scares you? Destruction of the planet.
Are you ever disturbed by your own imagination? I am disturbed by the fact that others consider my imagination to be dark and disturbing. Don’t they know that when it’s dark, they can see the stars?
3 crime books you would recommend to EVERYONE
- The Last Child, John Hart
- Tom Franklin, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
- The Murder Farm, Andrea Maria Schenkel
Do you listen to music when you write? No. One thing at a time.
Are you on social media? Facebook. Twitter. Tumblr.
How can fans connect with you? Alexandraburt.com. Facebook. Twitter. Tumblr.