I’m a life-long reader, who got started at an impressionable age with Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and tons of classic murder mysteries, from the adventures of Nero Wolfe to Miss Marple, with a good dose of Sherlock and Brother Cadfael along the way.
Now, unsurprisingly, I write fantasies full of mystery. And maybe a bit of murder. No talking lions, yet, but I never rule out a suspect!