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Author News & Interviews

Author Talk: Tess Gerritsen, author of The Sinner

Aug 8, 2003

August 8, 2003

Tess Gerritsen talks about: THE SINNER

When I sit down to write a book, I try to tap into a vein of fear --- some premise, some situation, that raises the hair on the back of my neck or gives me a chill. With HARVEST, it was the fear of children being harmed. With GRAVITY, it was the fear of being trapped and dying in the claustrophobic confines of a space station. With THE SURGEON, it was the utter terror of waking up in your bed at night and hearing someone walking into your room.

Interview: A. Scott Berg, author of Kate Remembered

Aug 8, 2003

August 8, 2003

In 1983, at the age of 75, four-time Academy Award-winning actress Katherine Hepburn began a very special friendship with biographer A. Scott Berg, who for the next 20 years chronicled her thoughts and feelings on a wide variety of issues. The stories from these intimate conversations are lovingly told in KATE REMEMBERED, Berg's touching tribute to this legendary star. In this interview Berg talks with co-Founder Carol Fitzgerald and's Reviewer Roberta O'Hara about the writing and publication of the book, as well as some of his favorite Hepburn films, the ambitious project he is currently working on, and much more!

Author Talk: Ad Hudler, author of Southern Living

Aug 1, 2003

August 2003

After moving to the "beautiful, quirky city" of Macon, Georgia with his wife, journalist and stay-at-home dad Ad Hudler was inspired to write fiction. In this interview Hudler discusses in great detail the various themes and characters present in his two novels, HOUSEHUSBAND and SOUTHERN LIVING. He also talks about the origin of his first name and the authors who have influenced him the most.

Interview: Lisa Gardner, author of The Killing Hour

Jul 18, 2003

July 18, 2003

Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of such suspense novels as THE PERFECT HUSBAND, THE OTHER DAUGHTER, THE THIRD VICTIM, THE NEXT ACCIDENT, and THE SURVIVORS CLUB. In this special interview with's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub, and Wiley Saichek), Gardner discusses the themes and characters in her latest novel, THE KILLING HOUR, as well as the writers who have most influenced her and the bone-chilling details of her next book.

Interview: Kate White, author of A Body to Die For

Jul 10, 2003

July 10, 2003

Kate White's latest book is A BODY TO DIE FOR, a follow-up to her bestselling debut novel IF LOOKS COULD KILL, featuring magazine writer-turned-sleuth Bailey Weggins. In this interview White talks co-Founder Carol Fitzgerald about the research she did for A BODY TO DIE FOR, the techniques she employs when writing her novels, and her recommendations for great summer reads.