|Born||Patricia Carroll Daniels
June 9, 1956
Miami, Florida, United States
|Spouse||Charles Cornwell (1980â€“1989)
Staci Gruber (2006â€“present)
With DNA, the ability to find out a lot more with a lot less has increased our ability for identification.
I didn't invent forensic science and medicine. I just was one of the first people to recognize how interesting it is.
I've always believed human blood is red because it really needs to draw attention to itself.
The biggest risk with a series that goes on this long is that you'll get bored with the character.
Even if you are a best-seller you feel insecure because it is all so unpredictable.
Night fell clean and cold in Dublin, and wind moaned beyond my room as if a million pipes played the air.
If everybody, every day, would try to do one thing that pulls them beyond themselves the world will start being a better place.
Murder is about power and the more powerful women get the more it will change the good that they do and the bad that they do.
If you chomp down too hard on my work, you're going to break your teeth.
When I was in second grade, my mother moved from Miami to this evangelical conservative environment in western North Carolina, two miles down the road from Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth.
The greatest gift is our own eyes, sense of smell, and abilities to deduce.
On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War, I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea.
Being with someone who is smart and gives good advice adds tremendously wonderful elements to your life.
That's why I think the 'Scarpetta' series has worked so well because people like spending time with this character.
I constantly remind people that crime isn't solved by technology; it's solved by people.
My fans want me to talk to them. And even if they want to be critical, I want to hear what they've got to say.
In my forties, my optimism was boundless. I had really good health and tremendous success which allowed me to do anything I wanted.
But when I was a little kid, I was always writing stories and illustrating little books that I would create.
If it's really beautiful weather, sometimes I might take a helicopter out. I got my license in 1999.
Botox not only helps with wrinkles, it actually makes you feel more relaxed as frowning causes tension.
Even when I am writing I usually take a break around lunchtime and go for a little walk to clear out my head.
In the first person, the readers feel smart, like it's them solving the case.