Says Rochelle Jackson: ‘As a journalist you keep your hard-hat on, you keep your emotions to one side. You mustn’t get bogged down by the emotional quagmire. It’s not a counselling session and you’re not a psychologist.’
Passionate journalist Megan Norris has given herself nightmares working on her crime books. She was dubbed the ‘Angel of Death’ because she chased the most tragic cases and wheedled information out of people by being nice.
‘Nearly everyone enjoys a thriller or a whodunit. We enjoy either walking alongside the investigators (in whodunits) or having the drop on them (in howcatchems).’