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Archives - July 2007

Interview: William Kent Krueger, author of Thunder Bay

Jul 27, 2007

July 27, 2007

William Kent Krueger is the creator of a mystery series featuring Cork O'Connor, a former sheriff of Irish and American-Indian descent. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's Eileen Zimmerman Nicol, Krueger describes how he was inspired to write the latest installment, THUNDER BAY, and discusses the importance of physical settings in his work. He also explains how he acquired such in-depth knowledge about the Ojibwe tribe, elaborates on the book's themes of love and greed, and shares ideas about a possible stand-alone novel.

Author Talk: Daniel Silva, author of The Secret Servant

Jul 27, 2007

July 27, 2007

Daniel Silva has written 10 espionage thrillers, seven of which feature art restorer and Israeli intelligence agent Gabriel Allon. In this interview, Silva discusses the events in his latest novel, THE SECRET SERVANT, that echo real-life occurrences and sheds light on some of the little-known facts about Islamic terrorism. He also explains how what he witnessed as a correspondent for United Press International fueled his novels and shares the advice his fictional protagonist would have given the President of the United States in the wake of the September 11th attacks.

Interview: Linda Greenlaw, author of Slipknot

Jul 20, 2007

July 20, 2007

Bestselling author Linda Greenlaw tries her hand at writing fiction with her latest release, SLIPKNOT --- the first installment in a mystery series featuring marine investigator Jane Bunker. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's Roz Shea, Greenlaw explains why she chose to shift metaphorical gears from penning memoirs to detective novels, and describes some of the real-life counterparts to the book's characters and settings. She also touches upon the global issues that are addressed in the story, discusses how she maintains her career in commercial fishing while writing and touring, and shares details about future books in the series.

Interview: Jonathan Tropper, author of How to Talk to a Widower

Jul 20, 2007

July 20, 2007

Jonathan Tropper is the author of PLAN B, THE BOOK OF JOE, EVERYTHING CHANGES and the newly published HOW TO TALK TO A WIDOWER. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's Alexis Burling, Tropper shares the rather dark thoughts that inspired this novel and discusses its mix of humor and heavy subject matter. He also elaborates on the different facets of grief and loss his characters experience and gives his two cents on the phrase "Time heals all wounds."

Interview: Eileen Goudge, author of Woman in Red

Jul 13, 2007

July 13, 2007

Eileen Goudge is the author of the bestselling novels GARDEN OF LIES and SUCH DEVOTED SISTERS, as well as over30 books for young adults. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's Eileen Zimmerman Nicol, Goudge describes the inspiration behind her latest work of adult fiction, WOMAN IN RED, and explains how she was able to realistically portray both alcoholism and prison life. She also discusses the differences between writing for adults and writing for teens, and shares details about an upcoming novel set to be published next summer.