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Archives - August 2008

Interview: Jeff Smith, author of Bone: One-Volume Edition

Aug 22, 2008

August 22, 2008

Artist and author Jeff Smith is the creator of the Bone series, which has been hailed as one of the 10 greatest graphic novels of all time.

Interview: Matt Rothschild, author of Dumbfounded: Big Money. Big Hair. Big Problems. or Why Having It All Isn't for Sissies.

Aug 15, 2008

August 15, 2008

In this interview with Bookreporter.com's Shannon Luders-Manuel, Matt Rothschild --- author of the coming-of-age memoir DUMBFOUNDED --- names the famous essayist who inspired him to pen his own story and reflects on how his family would have reacted to his written portrayal of them in his full-length debut.

Interview: Andrew Davidson, author of The Gargoyle

Aug 8, 2008

August 8, 2008

In this interview with Bookreporter.com's Sarah Rachel Egelman, debut author Andrew Davidson describes how a combination of unlikely inspiration and simple curiosity prompted him to write his highly anticipated first novel, THE GARGOYLE, and provides some insight into the story's recurring motifs, as well as the behavior of its characters.

Interview: Olivia Gardner, author of Letters to a Bullied Girl: Messages of Healing and Hope

Aug 8, 2008

August 8, 2008

When sisters Emily and Sarah Buder read a news article in 2006 about Olivia Gardner --- a teenage girl who had been the victim of excessive bullying for over two years --- they launched a letter-writing campaign at their school in hopes of offering her words of comfort. Their local project managed to take on a life of its own, and some of the thousands of letters and e-mails they received worldwide have been compiled and published in LETTERS TO A BULLIED GIRL: Messages of Healing and Hope.

Interview: C. W. Gortner, author of The Last Queen

Aug 1, 2008

August 1, 2008

Historical fiction author C. W. Gortner follows up his acclaimed debut novel, THE SECRET LION, with the newly released THE LAST QUEEN, which chronicles the rise and fall of Juana of Castile, the last Spanish monarch to inherit her country's throne.

Interview: Heather Terrell, author of The Map Thief

Aug 1, 2008

August 1, 2008

In Heather Terrell's second novel, THE MAP THIEF, Mara Coyne --- the protagonist of 2007's historical thriller THE CHRYSALIS --- returns with a new art-related mystery, this time involving stolen artifacts from an archaeological dig that may reveal more about history than expected.