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Archives - October 2005

Interview: Greg Rucka, author of Private Wars

Oct 28, 2005

October 28, 2005's Suspense/Thriller's' Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek interviewed Greg Rucka about PRIVATE WARS, the sequel to his 2004 spy thriller A GENTLEMAN'S GAME. Rucka compares and contrasts the function of novels with that of comics, and explains how he utilizes the two to create one large and multifaceted story. Read on to learn more about the initial inspiration behind PRIVATE WARS, the thought that goes into creating literary villains, and what the future has in store for protagonist Tara Chace.

Interview: Morag Joss, author of Half Broken Things

Oct 21, 2005

October 21, 2005's Carol Fitzgerald and Joni Rendon interviewed Morag Joss, author of the acclaimed Sara Selkirk mystery series, about her first stand-alone work of fiction, HALF BROKEN THINGS. Joss discusses elements of the human condition conveyed through the novel's protagonists, such as the unrelenting search for and the perpetual absence of love, the role of fate, and the effects of desperation. She also examines the stylistic techniques of fiction-writing that she employs and reveals details of her upcoming project.

Interview: Brian Strause, author of Maybe a Miracle

Oct 14, 2005

October 14, 2005's Carol Fitzgerald, Shannon McKenna and Jennifer Krieger interviewed screenwriter and novelist Brian Strause about his debut work of fiction, MAYBE A MIRACLE. Strause discusses the shaping of his characters and the act of self-discovery that emerges from writing. He also shares his thoughts on constructing a script versus penning a novel, as well as comparisons made between his protagonist, Monroe Anderson, and J.D. Salinger's quintessential troubled teen, Holden Caulfield.