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Archives - March 2006

Interview: Robert D. Taylor, author of Paradigm

Mar 31, 2006

March 31, 2006

Nobel Prize-nominated research scientist and businessman Robert D. Taylor is trying his hand at fiction with his debut novel, PARADIGM. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek), Taylor discusses his theories on gravity and how it may affect the stock market, and compares and contrasts creative and scientific writing. He also explains how he structured the book by entwining his scientific research, historical data and fiction with real life experiences, and drops hints about both his next theory and follow-up novel.

Interview: Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

Mar 24, 2006

March 24, 2006

Throughout her writing career, Elizabeth Gilbert has experimented with several different genres: she has penned a novel, a biography, a short story collection, and worked as a staff journalist for publications like GQ and SPIN. She tries her hand at yet another --- travel memoir --- with her latest release, EAT, PRAY, LOVE. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's contributing writer Alexis Burling, Gilbert talks about why she chose to follow this path and explains how these various styles have affected her abilities as a writer. She also contemplates the pressures that society places on women and shares what she has learned about herself and others from her extensive travels.

Interview: Robert Dugoni, author of The Jury Master

Mar 24, 2006

March 24, 2006

As the author of a legal thriller, Robert Dugoni successfully melds together his backgrounds in journalism and law. Bookreporter.com's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek) interviewed Dugoni about his debut novel, THE JURY MASTER. Dugoni discusses the recurring themes of justice and the abuse of power, and parallels himself with the novel's protagonist, David Sloane. He also shares his lifelong passion for writing --- despite his decision to pursue a doctorate in jurisprudence --- and sheds light on details for future series projects.

Interview: Richard Montanari, author of The Skin Gods

Mar 24, 2006

March 24, 2006

Bookreporter.com's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek) interviewed Richard Montanari --- author of such novels as THE ROSARY GIRLS and THE VIOLET HOUR --- about his most recent endeavor, THE SKIN GODS. Montanari explains some of the technical aspects of writing, such as how a character's point of view can set the tone of the entire novel, and the ways in which he structures multiple plot lines in a single book. He also discusses his lifelong passion for film and its effect on his work, explores the possibility of writing sequels to his previous books, and shares details on the future of the Byrne/Balzano series.

Interview: Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth

Mar 10, 2006

March 10, 2006

Bookreporter.com's Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek interviewed Kate Mosse, author of ESKIMO KISSING, CRUCIFIX LANE and the newly released LABYRINTH. Mosse discusses how much of the novel's inspiration --- both in setting and plot --- stemmed from her love of the Southwest region of France and explains her intent to expand the parameters of a predominantly Christian myth to encompass all religions. She also describes her hands-on approach to research and shares details about future novels and projects.

Interview: Cupcake Brown, author of A Piece of Cake: A Memoir

Mar 7, 2006

March 17, 2006

In addition to practicing law with one of the top firms in the country, establishing a safe house for sexually abused girls, and giving motivational speeches nationwide, Cupcake Brown can now add "author" to her list of accomplishments. But she hasn't always been as fortunate, as she details in her memoir A PIECE OF CAKE. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's contributing writer Alexis Burling, Ms. Brown talks about her difficult past and what she hopes readers will take away from her experiences, while also clarifying some of the misinterpreted events recounted in her book.

Interview: Stephen White, author of Kill Me

Mar 3, 2006

March 3, 2006

Stephen White tackles a socially controversial topic in his latest book, KILL ME. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek), White reveals how a conversation with a terminally ill entrepreneur sparked his interest in the subject, and discusses how this particular novel differs in style and format from his previous work. He also explains how his writing career began and expresses what he hopes readers will take away from this title.

Interview: Allegra Goodman, author of Intuition

Mar 3, 2006

March 3, 2006

With her latest endeavor, INTUITION, Allegra Goodman examines a different sort of faith from the recurring religious and spiritual matters she explored in her previous works. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's contributing writer Joni Rendon, Goodman discusses how her fascination with scientists and their work inspired her to explore a new milieu, and explains the challenges she faced in writing about a topic so disparate from her own experiences. She also ruminates on the idea of absolute truths and attempts to trace similarities between INTUITION and her prior books.

Interview: Joshua Spanogle, author of Isolation Ward

Mar 3, 2006

March 3, 2006

As a bioethics researcher and medical student, Joshua Spanogle has acquired a wealth of expertise and firsthand experience to fuel his medical thriller, ISOLATION WARD. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek), Spanogle discusses how he used his writing to explore current medical and ethical issues, and reveals how he managed to pen a novel in the midst of his grueling schedule. He also explains the book's noir influences and sensibilities, as well as the didactic element he included to enlighten readers.