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Author News & Interviews

Interview: John Ramsey Miller, author of Upside Down

Jul 1, 2005

July 1, 2005

Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek interviewed John Ramsey Miller about his impressive feat of releasing three books --- INSIDE OUT, UPSIDE DOWN and SIDE BY SIDE --- in the span of just four months. Miller also shares tales of his less-than-smooth journey to having his work published, explains the personal attachments he has to his novels' settings, and discusses future possibilities for main protagonist Winter Massey and company.

Interview: Laurie R. King, author of Locked Rooms

Jun 24, 2005

June 24, 2005 Co-Founder Carol Fitzgerald and contributing writer Shannon McKenna interviewed Laurie R. King, author of LOCKED ROOMS. King discusses the personality traits of the characters who populate this latest installment in her Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes mystery series, as well as the varied settings of her novels. She also shares details of her writing process, her background as a storyteller, and juicy tidbits about her next book, which is "sort of halfway between a Kate Martinelli and a Mary Russell."

Author Talk: David McCullough, author of 1776

Jun 1, 2005

June 2005

In this interview David McCullough, author of 1776, explains why he chose to focus on this particular year when writing about the Revolutionary War and his decision to start the narrative in October 1775. He discusses what the book is about beyond the historical events it covers, how he conducted research for this "companion work to JOHN ADAMS," and the single event detailed in this history that he considers to be the most significant.

Interview: Erica Spindler, author of Killer Takes All

Jun 1, 2005

June 1, 2005's Carol Fitzgerald and Wiley Saichek interviewed Erica Spindler, author of KILLER TAKES ALL. Spindler talks about her inspiration for the book's role-playing plot, explains how she made the transition from writing romance novels to suspense/thrillers, and relates the fascinating story of how she began her writing career.

Interview: Iris Johansen, author of Countdown

May 27, 2005

May 27, 2005's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek) interviewed Iris Johansen, author of COUNTDOWN. Johansen talks about the inspiration for the character of Jane MacGuire and the decision to "age" her fiery protagonist, her disciplined writing schedule and details of her next novel, which will be released in December 2005.