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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Perri O'Shaughnessy, author of Case Of Lies

Jul 8, 2005

July 8, 2005

Bookreporter.com's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek) interviewed sisters Pamela and Mary O'Shaughnessy, who write under the pen name "Perri O'Shaughnessy." Pamela and Mary talk about some of the themes that appear in their latest Nina Reilly novel CASE OF LIES, including gambling and mathematics. They also explain the challenges of sustaining such a long-running series and share details about their next two projects: a collection of short stories each involving a crime, and a novel based on a real-life mystery surrounding their parents.

Author Talk: Kate White, author of Over Her Dead Body

Jul 1, 2005

July 2005

Kate White is the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, author of the bestselling Bailey Weggins mystery series, and mother of two teenagers. Throughout the years she has learned various tricks and time-management strategies that have allowed her to write fiction on a consistent basis while holding a full-time job. In this essay White offers some helpful tips to those who would like to write a book but don't think they'd have the time or energy to complete such a massive undertaking.

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

Bookreporter.com 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.