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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Fannie Flagg, author of A Redbird Christmas

Dec 17, 2004

December 17, 2004 reviewer Bronwyn Miller interviewed Fannie Flag, author of numerous New York Times bestsellers including FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE and STANDING IN THE RAINBOW. Flagg talks about her choice of setting for her latest novel, A REDBIRD CHRISTMAS, and the development of her characters, many of whom are strong, irrepressible women. She also explains how being dyslexic and having A.D.D. impacts her writing routine and why she thinks Southerners have such a flair for storytelling.

Interview: Joel Osteen, author of Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

Dec 10, 2004

December 10, 2004

Diana Keough, contributing writer to, interviewed Joel Osteen, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller YOUR BEST LIFE NOW: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential. Osteen explains why he decided to write the book, addresses critics who believe that his overall message is too positive, and discusses what he hopes readers will take away from his writing.

Interview: Jonathan Kellerman, author of Twisted

Dec 3, 2004

December 3, 2004 co-Founder Carol Fitzgerald and senior writer Joe Hartlaub interviewed Jonathan Kellerman, who has written numerous bestselling tales of suspense. His latest novel, TWISTED, features Hollywood homicide detective Petra Connor and characters from some of his previous books. In this interview Kellerman talks about his writing process and how he is able to be such a prolific author while maintaining the standards he sets for himself. He also talks about DOUBLE HOMICIDE --- his first collaborative work with wife Faye --- and what readers can expect from him in the future.

Interview: Nelson DeMille, author of Night Fall

Nov 24, 2004

November 24, 2004 Co-Founder Carol Fitzgerald and senior writer Joe Hartlaub interviewed Nelson DeMille, author of NIGHT FALL. This latest thriller is a fictional account of the TWA Flight 800 disaster, and in this interview DeMille explains what he thinks happened on that fateful night in July 1996. He also talks extensively about his writing routine, names the authors who inspired him to be a writer, and provides readers with a sneak preview of his next novel.

Interview: Luanne Rice, author of Silver Bells

Nov 12, 2004

November 12, 2004 Co-Founder Carol Fitzgerald interviews Luanne Rice, author of SILVER BELLS. Rice talks about the inspiration behind her holiday book, the profound influence that her high school history teacher had on her, and the importance of "looking up" in everyday life. She also discusses her future plans, which includes the publication of two novels in the summer of 2005.