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Interview: Joshua Spanogle, author of Isolation Ward

Mar 3, 2006

March 3, 2006

As a bioethics researcher and medical student, Joshua Spanogle has acquired a wealth of expertise and firsthand experience to fuel his medical thriller, ISOLATION WARD. In this interview with's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek), Spanogle discusses how he used his writing to explore current medical and ethical issues, and reveals how he managed to pen a novel in the midst of his grueling schedule. He also explains the book's noir influences and sensibilities, as well as the didactic element he included to enlighten readers.

Interview: Martha Grimes, author of The Old Wine Shades: A Richard Jury Mystery

Feb 24, 2006

February 24, 2006's contributing writer Roz Shea interviewed mystery author Martha Grimes about her newest release, THE OLD WINE SHADES --- the 20th installment in the bestselling Richard Jury series. Grimes shares the inspiration behind the novel's title, and discusses which of her characters have real-life counterparts and which are figments of her imagination. She also speculates on the future of her new series featuring Emma Graham and reveals just how much she really knows about two recurring subjects in her latest book --- oenology and quantum mechanics.

Interview: Steve Berry, author of The Templar Legacy

Feb 24, 2006

February 24, 2006's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek) interviewed Steve Berry, author of THE AMBER ROOM, THE ROMANOV PROPHECY, THE THIRD SECRET, and the newly released TTHE TEMPLAR LEGACY.

Interview: Karenna Gore Schiff, author of Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Changed Modern America

Feb 10, 2006

February 10, 2006 contributing writer Andi Shechter interviewed Karenna Gore Schiff, author of LIGHTING THE WAY: Nine Women Who Changed Modern America. Schiff explains her criteria for selecting the women profiled in her first book and why it was easier to write about females from the past as opposed to those who are still living. She also discusses what she learned from her subjects that served as personal inspiration to her and reflects on who woman #10 might have been.

Interview: Keri Arthur, author of Full Moon Rising

Feb 3, 2006

February 3, 2006's Jennifer Krieger interviewed Australian supernatural romance writer Keri Arthur, who's making her American debut with FULL MOON RISING. Arthur talks about her inspiration for this sensuous tale of intrigue and suspense, explains how she developed the concept of the Directorate --- an organization created to govern or control vampires and werewolves --- for this novel, and describes the important role that humor plays in fiction, particularly in relation to her protagonist, Riley Jenson.