Danielle Ramsey

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Danielle Ramsay

Danielle Ramsay is Scottish by birth, and now living in a small seaside town in the north east of England. She started out with an academic career lecturing in literature, before taking up writing full-time. Broken Silence, the first book in her DI Jack Brady series set in Whitley Bay, was short-listed for the CWA Debut Dagger in 2009. When she’s not plotting murders, Danielle goes running and horse-riding.


Interviewed 23 May 2015

Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...

Exciting, privileged, intense, painful, terrifying, fulfilling, fascinating, challenging, frenzied, solitary.

Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...

Skeletal trees, grey sky, snow, footprints, photograph of my Scottish black grandfather in uniform with my grandmother before he left for France at the outbreak of the Second World War,1930s Bakelite black phone, chess board, half-empty coffee cup, a dog-eared copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?

French bread, Roquefort and a chilled bottle of Sancerre. Perfection at its simplest.

Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...

Toni Morrison, Martin Luther King, Gore Vidal, Simone de Beauvoir, Maya Angelou, Harry Belafonte, Edgar Allan Poe.

Six things you can't live without ...

My horse, wine, books, music, laughter, tranquillity.

Five favourite words ...

Freedom, abnegation, passion, illimitable, jouissance.

Four places you'd run away to ...

Massachusetts, South West France, Jamaica, Scottish Highlands.

Three books you've bought recently ...

In the Lake of the Woods (Tim O’Brien), As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner), Rose Gold (Walter Mosley).

Two things that make you rant ...

The blatant greed of energy firms. Apathy.

One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...

It will happen when it happens, so keep believing and above all, enjoy yourself!