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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Marian Keyes, author of The Other Side of the Story

May 7, 2004

May 7, 2004 contributing writer Bethanne Kelly Patrick talks to Marian Keyes, whose latest novel THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY introduces readers to three women who each encounter problems with the men in their lives. Keyes discusses why she chose to write a book about the publishing industry, her thoughts on the Chick Lit genre and her involvement in a Russian children's orphanage.

Interview: Lauren Kelly, author of Take Me, Take Me With You

Apr 30, 2004

April 30, 2004

Lauren Kelly, author of TAKE ME, TAKE ME WITH YOU, talks to Wiley Saichek and Carol Fitzgerald from She shares insight into the writing of the book, as well as why this novel is being written under a pseudonym (and shares another pseudonym as well).

Interview: Clinton McKinzie, author of Crossing the Line

Apr 30, 2004

April 30, 2004

Clinton McKinzie, author of CROSSING THE LINE, talks to's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek). He explains how his extensive background in law enforcement aided him in writing the book and discusses his passion for rock climbing, which has been incorporated into his novels.

Interview: Jodi Picoult, author of My Sister's Keeper

Apr 9, 2004

April 9, 2004

Jodi Picoult, author of MY SISTER'S KEEPER,, talks to's Bethanne Kelly Patrick and Carol Fitzgerald about why she chose the plot, her thoughts on her characters and what made her cry while she was writing. She also shares a glimpse at her next book, which is a work-in-progress.

Interview: Rita Mae Brown, author of Whisker of Evil

Apr 2, 2004

April 2, 2004

In this interview with reviewer Bethanne Kelly Patrick, Rita Mae Brown talks about the themes, setting and characters in her latest Mrs. Murphy Mystery, WHISKER OF EVIL. She also speaks lovingly of her feline companion (and co-author) Sneaky Pie Brown and expresses her passion for animal welfare.