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Interview: Joseph Wambaugh, author of The Fire Lover: A True Story

May 17, 2002

May 17, 2002

A former detective for the LAPD himself, Joseph Wambaugh has been writing stories about the lives of cops and the criminals they encounter for over 30 years. From his nonfiction works like THE ONION FIELD to the fictional THE CHOIRBOYS, his bestselling books are still the criteria by which others in the genre are measured. After a six year hiatus, Wambaugh reveals to Bookreporter.com's Ann Bruns what inspired him to write THE FIRE LOVER, the bizarre but true story of John Leonard Orr.

Interview: Carol Shields, author of Unless

May 10, 2002

May 10, 2002

Carol Shields, author of UNLESS, puts a woman's life under the microscope with thought-provoking frankness. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's Kathy Weissman she remarks on marriage, feminist outrage and her own unique approach to writing.

Interview: Brooke Ellison, author of The Brooke Ellison Story: One Mother, One Daughter, One Journey

May 10, 2002

May 10, 2002

The story of Brooke and Jean Ellison, the mother and daughter who co-wrote THE BROOKE ELLISON STORY, is inspiring to everyone who reads it. Bookreporter.com's co-founders Carol Fitzgerald and Jesse Kornbluth (Harvard '68, magna cum laude) interviewed the Ellison's about Brooke's acceptance to Harvard, her future aspirations, and how her quadriplegia has given them a whole new appreciation of life, faith and family.

Interview: Donald E. Westlake, author of Put a Lid on It

May 3, 2002

May 3, 2002

Donald E. Westlake, author of PUT A LID ON IT, has an extensive bibliography and has carved out his own particular niche in the mystery genre. Westlake comments on his writing process and what type of characters interest him most in this interview with Bookreporter.com's Joe Hartlaub.

Interview: Kate White, author of If Looks Could Kill: A Bailey Weggins Mystery

May 3, 2002

May 3, 2002

Kate White, whose "day job" is Editor-in-Chief of Cosmo magazine, turns her talents and her experiences into a best selling mystery IF LOOKS COULD KILL. Bookreporter.com's Roberta O'Hara and TBR's Co-founder Carol Fitzgerald teamed up to interview White about the basis for her characters and the reaction from those in the industry. As Carol noted, " I worked with Kate years ago at Mademoiselle magazine, which makes interviewing her all the more fun. Reading this book made me think about my magazine days and all the craziness that goes on in working at a fashion magazine. Kate captured the atmosphere perfectly"