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[Discussing her novel Dark Places with her husband] His question to her was: "I'm curious, do you love Libby? Do you like writing her?" And I was like, "Ugh, I can't stand her." You would think I knew her personally. He said he could tell I didn't like writing her or believe in her. So I trashed it all and started over again. Libby became a dark, malevolent creature and the novel took off. Very ...
Lost her job as a pop culture writer at Entertainment Weekly magazine in New York during the recession, a fate not unlike that which befell the leads in Gone Girl