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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Tami Hoag, author of Kill the Messenger

Jul 8, 2004

July 8, 2004's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek) recently spoke with Tami Hoag, author of KILL THE MESSENGER. In this interview Hoag talks about her inspiration for writing a book about bike messengers and the research involved. She also discusses her fascination with sibling relationships and how she experiences this bond --- which she never felt in her own life --- through her characters.

Interview: Elizabeth Brundage, author of The Doctor's Wife

Jun 24, 2004

June 24, 2004 Co-Founder Carol Fitzgerald recently interviewed Elizabeth Brundage about her debut novel, THE DOCTOR'S WIFE. Brundage explains how her real life experience as a doctor's wife influenced the characters and themes of the book. She also describes her love of painting and other forms of art, and shares how her past employment as a teacher has helped her give back to the community and ultimately become a better writer.

Interview: Leslie Forbes, author of Waking Raphael

Jun 23, 2004

July 23, 2004

Carol Fitzgerald, Roberta O'Hara and Wiley Saichek recently spoke with Leslie Forbes about her latest novel, WAKING RAPHAEL, which focuses on the mystery surrounding "La Muta," one of Raphael's masterpieces. In this interview Forbes discusses the importance of art in history as a way to show the truth of past events, especially from the point of view of the defeated. She also explains her decision to write fiction and provides readers with a preview of her upcoming books, THE AMPUTATIONS and THE MAN WHO LOVED HIS WIFE.

Interview: Kristin Hannah, author of The Things We Do for Love

Jun 18, 2004

June 18, 2004 Co-Founder Carol Fitzgerald talks to Kristin Hannah, author of THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE, about the challenge of writing her characters and how she conducts research for her books. Kristin also explains her fascination with women in fiction, what she loves (and does not love) about cooking and her plans for future writing.

Interview: Jack Kerley, author of The Hundredth Man

Jun 11, 2004

June 11, 2004

Jack Kerley, author of THE HUNDREDTH MAN, talks to's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek). In this interview Kerley explains his fascination with the human psyche and a friend's struggle with mental illness that heavily influenced his book. He also discusses living in and writing about the South, and his unlikely, almost fairy-tale introduction to the world of publishing.