TODAY | April 02, 2014
>>> imagine spending your whole life living in fear the man that killed your husband would be back for you and your child.
>>> that's a taste of what's to come in the latest thriller by best selling author, of "i've got you under my skin."
>> good morning mary. is this your 33rd?
>> 34th total.
>> 33rd thriller?
>> five with the memoir and other things.
>> did the ideas keep coming by the way?
>> you like to write about the city called manhattan very much. you always have our favorite restaurant in it.
>> jimmy is part of the book. there's always at least a two page scene there.
>> this one is shorter. i did read this book. it is fun. he got the short in this one. you'll make it up in the next one.
>> he's in. the waitress is in. a plot point is in.
>> there you go. where do ideas come from? you're such a nice human being . how do you come up with these plots?
>> i read a lot of crimes.
>> real life ones.
>> real life crimes. i've gotten several from the post, page three. just the dna of it chl. not about those people.
>> dna has change everything in a sense. so many crimes are solved that would otherwise be a mystery.
>> i've never had a series except in the series kaicarol and i do together.
>> i see. every time we turn around you have another book. how quick do you write these? you write quickly don't you?
>> my contract has been to do one a year for years. the minute i get this out of my soul --
>> you start the next?
>> michael says let's have lunch and talk plot.
>> do you write them long hand or on the computer?
>> this year i had shingles and my hand was weak. i wrote them long hand.
>> that's a little harder than it used to be.
>> no kidding.
>> she keeps turning them out. this is so much fun. hate to say this, i had my shingles vaccine yesterday. over 60, you have to get it apparently.
>> i had it two years ago.
>> that's not good news.
>> mary, thank you.
>> it was only about 65% of people with the shot don't get shingles.
>> good luck with that kathie.