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Author News & Interviews

Author Talk: Iris Johansen, author of Blind Alley

Apr 1, 2005

April 1, 2005

Fiction meets fact as bestselling author Iris Johansen and real-life forensic artist and veteran northern New Jersey police sergeant Daniel Sollitti get together to discuss their work. Mr. Sollitti completed his formal forensic art training at the United States Secret Service Training Facility in Maryland and studied 3-Dimensional clay reconstruction of a skull under forensic sculptor Seth Wolfson. Ms. Johansen's newest hardcover, COUNTDOWN --- her sixth thriller featuring forensic sculptor Eve Duncan --- will be released on May 10th, while last year's bestseller, BLIND ALLEY, is now available in paperback.

Interview: Philip Beard, author of Dear Zoe

Mar 25, 2005

March 25, 2005

Bookreporter.com Co-Founder Carol Fitzgerald and contributing writer Shannon McKenna interviewed Philip Beard, author of DEAR ZOE. Beard explains how his stepdaughter (unbeknownst to her) helped create the character of Tess, the fifteen-year-old narrator of his debut novel, and the difficulties he encountered with the plot line in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks. He also shares with readers the remarkable story of the book's publication and why he decided to leave a successful legal career to become a novelist.

Interview: Jodi Compton, author of Sympathy Between Humans

Mar 11, 2005

March 11, 2005

Bookreporter.com's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek) interviewed Jodi Compton, author of SYMPATHY BETWEEN HUMANS. Compton explains how she developed some of the storylines and characters in her second novel, the similarities and differences between her and Sarah Pribek --- her main protagonist --- and the direction in which this series is headed.

Interview: Kevin Guilfoile, author of Cast Of Shadows

Mar 11, 2005

March 11, 2005

Bookreporter.com's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek) interviewed Kevin Guilfoile, author of CAST OF SHADOWS. Guilfoile talks about the cloning and retribution plotlines in his debut novel, as well as his characters, the integral role that gaming plays in the story's development, and the authors who have most influenced his writing.

Interview: Elizabeth Flock, author of Me & Emma

Mar 4, 2005

March 4, 2005

Bookreporter.com Co-Founder Carol Fitzgerald and contributing writer Shannon McKenna interviewed Elizabeth Flock, author of ME & EMMA. Flock discusses the inspiration behind her second novel, the heart-rending research necessary to realistically portray childhood trauma, the alluring charms of the South, and how her journalism skills have helped her in her fiction writing.