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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Douglas Clegg, author of The Hour Before Dark

Sep 27, 2002

September 27, 2002

Douglas Clegg's newest novel, THE HOUR BEFORE DARK, moves into a wider arena as it combines horror with psychological suspense. In this interview with's Jackye Thorn, Clegg reveals his thoughts on the dark games children play and what he finds frightening even when he's writing a novel.

Interview: Gary Braver, author of Gray Matter

Sep 13, 2002

September 13, 2002

Gary Braver, author of GRAY MATTER, has written several critically acclaimed novels that deal with issues that loom large in our future world. Braver shares his views on the ethics and moralities of genetic engineering and the overblown emphasis on IQ measurements in this interview with's Roberta O'Hara.

Interview: Anahita Firouz, author of In the Walled Gardens

Sep 13, 2002

September 13, 2002

Anahita Firouz, author of IN THE WALLED GARDENS, has written a powerful debut novel that is garnering attention and praise. In this interview with's Sarah Rachel Egelman, Ms. Firouz elaborates on the politics and passions that formed the turbulent backdrop for her novel.

Interview: Martha Grimes, author of The Grave Maurice

Sep 6, 2002

September 6, 2002

Martha Grimes is the author of seventeen Richard Jury novels, as well as the novella THE TRAIN NOW DEPARTING, and the Spirit Lake trilogy --- COLD FLAT JUNCTION, HOTEL PARADISE, and THE END OF THE PIER. In this interview with's Ann Bruns, Ms. Grimes gives readers an even deeper insight into what sparks her imagination and motivates her characterizations.

Interview: John Jakes, author of Charleston

Aug 9, 2002

August 9, 2002

John Jakes has been a dominant force in historical fiction for decades, beginning with his highly successful eight volumes of THE KENT FAMILY CHRONICLES, followed by the NORTH AND SOUTH trilogy. His character-rich storylines take on epic proportions when set against the panoramic backdrop of our American heritage. In this interview with's Ann Bruns, Jakes shares his views on America's painful struggles for unity and his passion for recreating those stories.