Picks and Pans Review: Al Roker Man of Mystery
IS THE BOOK BASED ON YOUR DAY JOB?
The main character's based a little bit on me. But I would never want to kill my executive producer.
WAS WRITING IT HARD?
Much harder than I thought. Authors on the show would say "My characters were speaking to me," and I was like, what a bunch of crock. But I started writing and they wouldn't shut up. My coauthor [Dick Lochte] helped me get organized.
FAVORITE MYSTERY WRITERS?
Walter Mosely, James Patterson. I love that now I'm in their section. Not the same league ... but my book will be in the same area!