"Susan Elizabeth George" is an American author of mystery novels set in Great Britain.

Eleven of her novels featuring her main character, Inspector Lynley, have been adapted for television by the British Broadcasting Corporation/BBC as The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.

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Writing was the way I felt most complete. It really has always fulfilled a need for creative balance in my life.

The art of writing is what you get to do once to do become familiar with the craft.

I attempt to write a good novel. Whether it is literature or not is something that will be decided by the ages, not by me and not by a pack of critics around the globe.

No one can give another human being the soul of an artist, the sensibility of a writer, or the passion to put words on paper that is the gift and the curse of those who fashion poetry and prose. But it's ludicrous to suggest and short- sighted to believe that the fundamentals of fiction can't be taught.

The popularity of poker is absolutely phenomenal. It is head and shoulders over other types of college gambling.

It is the job of the novelist to touch the reader.

Essentially and most simply put, plot is what the characters do to deal with the situation they are in. It is a logical sequence of events that grow from an initial incident that alters the status quo of the characters.

Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps.