"The root of [our] frustration is that we live for the future, and the future is an abstraction....To pursue it is to pursue a constantly retreating phantom, and the faster you chase it, the faster it runs ahead. This is why all the affairs of civilization are rushed, why hardly anyone enjoys what he has, and is forever seeking more and more." Alan Watts | Brain Pickings
P.J. Tracy is het pseudoniem van P.J. Lambrecht en Traci Lambrecht, een schrijversteam van moeder en dochter. P.J. Lambrecht woont in Minnesota, tegen de Canadese grens aan, terwijl dochter Traci in Californië woont. Monkeewrench is hun debuut, de eerste in een serie thrillers, doorspekt met humor.
Margaret Atwood's rules on writing: "You most likely need a thesaurus, a rudimentary grammar book, and a grip on reality. This latter means: there's no free lunch. Writing is work. It's also gambling. You don't get a pension plan. Other people can help you a bit, but essentially you're on your own. Nobody is making you do this: you chose it, so don't whine." (Read more here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/feb/20/ten-rules-for-writing-fiction-part-one)