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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Adriana Trigiani, author of The Queen of the Big Time

Jul 15, 2004

July 15, 2004

Lourdes Orive and Carol Fitzgerald of Bookreporter.com talk with Adriana Trigiani about her inspiration for her latest work, THE QUEEN OF THE BIG TIME, as well as the challenges and rewards of converting her novels into screenplays. Trigiani also discusses her love for cooking and the joy she experiences when speaking with book clubs --- even when members somehow forget she's there!

Interview: M. J. Rose, author of The Halo Effect

Jul 8, 2004

July 8, 2004

Joe Hartlaub, Roberta O'Hara and Wiley Saichek of Bookreporter.com interview M.J. Rose, author of the new "Butterfield Institute" series. Rose discusses the first book, THE HALO EFFECT, which is about Dr. Morgan Snow, a therapist who works at a psychiatric therapy center for the treatment of sexual dysfunction. She explains her fascination with human sexuality and why it is a running theme in her novels, and relates how her initial desire to become a therapist led her to the complex, multi-dimensional fiction that she writes today.

Interview: Tami Hoag, author of Kill the Messenger

Jul 8, 2004

July 8, 2004

Bookreporter.com'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

Bookreporter.com 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.