That's "Empty Promises." Question: Will you ever be able to tell us what happened in the basement in "Everything She Ever Wanted? Ann Rule: Pat's in Atlanta - but she gets out in two months!!!" Ann Rule: Yes, I know what happened in the basement in "Everything." I went back to that basement with Tom. He got snookered by Pat, the most manipulative woman I've ever written about. She set him up by sending him to his father's house, and then calling his father. Pat's moving home with The Colonel, 86, and his new wife, Boppo's younger sister.I think there is a genetic predisposition for violence in some cases, and I think there may well be some brain malfunction that cuts off the connection between conscience and action.Question: Have you ever done any research in the San Juan Islands?Question: Ann, I am from Kansas and grew up near the Greens.Did you find the community helpful or close-mouthed?
Question: Ann: Do you think a Green River conviction will ever happen?
They get insulated to it, and don't realize, perhaps, that killing is forever, and it's not like in the movies where actors get up to play in other movies.
Question: Do you personally interview the people you write about?
Ann Rule: I write about murder because I too cannot imagine how people could be so cruel - and I want to find out WHY? Question: Ann: Some commentators say that Aileen Wuornos was the first female serial killer. Ann Rule: I think Aileen Wuornos is the ONLY female I've ever researched who may well be a true serial killer.
Question: Ann..to hear it...mom's killing their kids to impress a boyfriend is beyond belief Ann Rule: I agree. The others have all killed for money - or for "love" as they define it. Question: Ann I always tried to meet you when you did your book signings in the Seattle area, in fact before I moved away I saw you at a book store in Tukwila. Question: Do you ever do book signing tours in Canada?
Ann Rule: I save all manner of stuff on the serial murder cases in Washington -- in a closet I need for my towels and sheets. Question: Ann, what do you make of so many children turning to killing now..there any stories there?