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Author News & Interviews

Author Talk: Christopher Reich, author of The Runner

Apr 1, 2000

April 2000

Q: You've spoken about the moment in history that inspired THE RUNNER. Can you describe it for readers, and explain why it sparked this thriller from you?

Interview: Michael Connelly, author of Void Moon

Feb 4, 2000

February 4, 2000

Michael Connelly is the successful author of many popular crime novels often featuring his famous LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch. But his latest --- VOID MOON --- has a female in the lead. A burglar named Cassie Black takes center stage in his thrilling new book. TBR Senior Writer Joe Hartlaub --- interviewer extraordinaire --- was eager to ask Connelly some questions about his new book and his old characters, namely Harry Bosch. Find out where the inspiration for "void moon" came from, how the birth of his daughter influenced the story, when we can expect the next Bosch book and more in this interview.

Interview: Elizabeth Strout, author of Amy and Isabelle

Feb 1, 2000

There is an audible buzz around about Elizabeth Strout's debut novel AMY AND ISABELLE, a story about the complex relationship between one mother and her teenage daughter. What is the cause for this clamor? Elizabeth Strout hopes it's because she cares so deeply for her characters, and in turn her readers care about the story. We agree --- but would add that it is also an amazingly well-written story. It leaves you wanting to read more by this talented author.

Interview: Jonathan Kellerman, author of Monster

Dec 10, 1999

December 10, 1999

In his latest thriller, MONSTER, Jonathan Kellerman's reoccurring psychologist Alex Delaware is back on the job, searching for a killer who brutally murdered another psychologist. TBR Senior Writer Joe Hartlaub delved into the mind of Kellerman --- the author and psychologist --- and into the heart of his new book in this insightful interview. Find out why Kellerman keeps Delaware in the City of Angels, his views as a psychologist on mood altering drugs, how to raise your kid to be the 'good guy' of his novels as opposed to the monsters, and much more.

Interview: M. J. Rose, author of Lip Service

Nov 19, 1999

November 19, 1999

M. J. Rose, author of LIP SERVICE, had the unique experience of being a self-published author who broke all records by self-promoting her book online, and then wooing mainstream publishers. Find out the secrets of her success, hear firsthand advice about writing and self-publishing, her thoughts about the Internet and the way it's changing publishing, and the juicy details about her novel, LIP SERVICE.