I had the great pleasure of talking to Rosie Claverton yesterday about the issues surrounding mental health and its depiction in fiction, particularly crime fiction. Rosie works in psychiatry as well as writing her own crime series, The Amy Lane Mysteries.
This was a Skype chat but the recording software froze as we talked because I didn’t have the Skype call at the front of my screen as we talked, instead I had Rosie’s bio up. This is something I figured out when we started moving again as soon as the interview finished and I closed the word document and we started moving! So future bite-sized interviews should run more smoothly. We had the option of re-doing this but because it’s a really interesting conversation on mental health and psycho killers etc we decided that we’d keep it as audio only. I hope you enjoy it.
Do you think killers in novels are too easily passed off as being ‘crazy’? What are your thoughts, I’d love to hear them?!