As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
You worked as a stylist and costume designer for photographer Herb Ritts, and directors Joel and Ethan Coen, David Fincher, and Julien Temple, and music icons David Bowie, Madonna, and Tina Turner, to name a few. Have these creative jobs influenced your writing?
I’ve been lucky to have worked with wonderfully creative people, and I think when you’re around other like-minded people you tend to fuel each others creativity. During 1987, I styled a music video for David Bowie, and then toured with him for a while. In Italy, we stayed at Villa La Massa outside of Florence…such an elegant place, and one that I used as a reference in A Secret Muse. So as fate would have it, an event that happened while I was a stylist, played a significant part in my writing life years later. In that respect, a styling job did influence my writing.