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Archives - June 2004

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.

Interview: Kristin Hannah, author of The Things We Do for Love

Jun 18, 2004

June 18, 2004

Bookreporter.com Co-Founder Carol Fitzgerald talks to Kristin Hannah, author of THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE, about the challenge of writing her characters and how she conducts research for her books. Kristin also explains her fascination with women in fiction, what she loves (and does not love) about cooking and her plans for future writing.

Interview: Jack Kerley, author of The Hundredth Man

Jun 11, 2004

June 11, 2004

Jack Kerley, author of THE HUNDREDTH MAN, talks to Bookreporter.com's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek). In this interview Kerley explains his fascination with the human psyche and a friend's struggle with mental illness that heavily influenced his book. He also discusses living in and writing about the South, and his unlikely, almost fairy-tale introduction to the world of publishing.

Interview: Linwood Barclay, author of Bad Move

Jun 4, 2004

June 4, 2004

Bookreporter.com's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek) recently interviewed Linwood Barclay, author of BAD MOVE. In their discussion Barclay explains his character choices and his decision to venture into the mystery genre. He also talks about life in suburbia and the challenges of juggling the jobs of humor columnist and fiction writer.

Interview: Edna Buchanan, author of Cold Case Squad

Jun 4, 2004

June 4, 2004

Pulitzer Prize-winning crime reporter Edna Buchanan, author of COLD CASE SQUAD, talks to Bookreporter.com's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek) about her inspiration for the "Cold Case Squad" series, as well as her strong personal attachment to her characters. She also discusses in great detail the workload of real-life cold case squads, her writing routine, and the possibility of adapting her fiction for television or film.

Interview: Christopher Fowler, author of Full Dark House

Jun 4, 2004

June 4, 2004

Christopher Fowler talks to Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek about FULL DARK HOUSE, the first book in a riveting new series. Fowler explains how he weaves the rich history of London in the 1940s into his story and how growing up in the city has influenced his work. He also addresses the future of protagonists Arthur Bryant and John May and shares his experiences as the creative director of a film and design company.