Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Mystery Writer

Let's face it. When I look back over my life, I was destined to become a mystery writer. Shall I count the ways?

  • I prefer rain to sunshine.
  • I seek out gargoyles and other mysterious sights wherever I travel, and have done so as far back into my childhood as I can remember.
  • I played "The Bad Angel" in the play The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus.
  • I have my own custom fitted vampire fangs, which I acquired 12 years ago at Gargoyle Statuary in Seattle (a city I adored when I lived there, in part because of its near-constant cloud cover).
  • I prefer ruined castles to lavish ones, and preferably in winter when there's snow on the ground and hardly any people around.
  • I've never been "cute." I've been called sultry and sexy and even goth on rare occasions, but not cute. I can rock black or red attire, but look absurd in pink or pastels of any kind.
  • My photography is dark and mysterious instead of light and cheery. When I started a photography blog it was the natural thing to call it Gargoyle Girl.
  • I was obsessed with Scooby Doo as a child. Obsessed.
  • Shortly after that Scooby Doo obsession, I formed my own detective agency, which I named Snoopy Detectives. 
  • It's been two years since I moved from an apartment into a house, which gave me my own study for the first time. Even so, the room is already bursting at the seams with mystery novels.
It's too late to fight it, so I'm going with it. So far it's been a fun ride.



Toni in Florida said...

It's good (if a bit envy-inducing) that you know where you belong. I look forward to reading your mysteries for a long time. Because you write a lot of them, I mean, and not because I'm a slow reader. I'm totally not. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I love the vampire fangs! Now that you've said it, you've GOT to post a picture!

Gigi Pandian said...

Thanks, Toni :). I'm just getting to the exciting point where the mysteries will be available, and it looks like there will be three out within the first year.

Nancy -- Here's a link to a pic of the vampire fangs:

L.G.C. Smith said...

The Leezlet is obsessed with Scooby Doo and has vampire fangs (not custom, but she's only six). She loves ruined castles and rain. When there are gargoyles on TV she replays them dozens of times. And she looks great in black and red, which isn't common for kids. I think I should apprentice her to you.

Gigi Pandian said...

Excellent, LGC -- I could use an apprentice ;)

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