"The most blessed thing about being an author is that you do it in private and in your own time. It can worry you, bother you, give you a headache; you can go nearly mad trying to arrange your plot…but — you do not have to stand up and make a fool of yourself in public."
(1890 - 1976)
Curious facts about:Her first book waited five years before publication, having been rejected by six publishers.
She wrote her first book as the result of a challenge from her sister, Madge.
Miss Marple was modeled on her maternal grandmother.
She was a dog lover and owned many dogs throughout her lifetime. She hated marmalade pudding and cockroaches but loved the color green and flowers – her favorite was Lily of the Valley.