At what time of day and where do you prefer to write? What sort of schedule do you try to keep when you’re working on a book?

Nothing makes me happier than waking up a few hours before dawn and scribbling while the rest of the world sleeps. That’s how my mornings at home begin. After lunch I’ll work on email, publicity, and research. I go for a walk or a run in the late afternoon and enjoy family time in the evening. On deadline, however, all rules get thrown out—I just write every hour that I’m awake. It’s a bit more challenging when I’m on the road. Then I try to sneak in at least half an hour of writing wherever I can, regardless of the time. I’ve gotten pretty good at writing on planes and trains.