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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Elizabeth Crook, author of The Night Journal

Feb 16, 2007

February 16, 2007

In this interview with's Bronwyn Miller, Elizabeth Crook --- author of THE RAVEN'S BRIDE and PROMISED LANDS --- recounts her experiences from a trip to New Mexico that inspired her most recent book, THE NIGHT JOURNAL, and describes how her own fears of loss and separation worked themselves into its plot. She also explains how her "lack of vision" works favorably when it comes to writing novels, and shares her most and least favorite aspects of the creative process.

Author Talk: Barbara Delinsky, author of Family Tree

Feb 9, 2007

February 9, 2007

Barbara Delinsky is the bestselling author of such novels as AN ACCIDENTAL WOMAN, FLIRTING WITH PETE, THE SUMMER I DARED and LOOKING FOR PEYTON PLACE. In this interview, Delinsky talks about the inspiration behind her latest work of fiction, FAMILY TREE, and its various themes, such as race relations and the concept of family. She also sheds light on the disparities between attitudes of today's generation and those that preceded it, and explains why she favors New England as the setting for many of her books.

Interview: William Landay, author of The Strangler

Feb 2, 2007

February 2, 2007

William Landay, author of MISSION FLATS, loosely based his second novel THE STRANGLER on a series of murders that took place in Boston in 1963. In this interview with's Joe Hartlaub, Landay reveals why such grisly events peaked his interest and discusses the various factors that contributed to the city's overall mood of fear, loss and anxiety during that period.

Interview: Hisham Matar, author of In the Country of Men

Feb 2, 2007

February 2, 2007

In this interview with's Alexis Burling, Hisham Matar --- author of IN THE COUNTRY OF MEN --- describes the significance of his debut novel's title in relation to his protagonist and explains why, rather than writing an autobiography, he chose to fictionalize events of his childhood. He also likens the process of creating characters to "dancing with a stranger in the dark," discusses his personal attachment to the book's setting and shares his thoughts on what is --- or isn't --- missing in the world today.

Interview: J.G. Sandom, author of Gospel Truths

Feb 2, 2007

February 2, 2007

In this interview with's Marcia Ford, author J. G. Sandom recounts the true incidents upon which his book GOSPEL TRUTHS (originally published in 1992) is based and describes the research he performed on a wide variety of subjects in preparation for the novel. He also reveals how he first became interested in studying gospel origins, explains the transition from his career in Internet advertising to writing for both adults and teens, and discusses the possibility of film adaptations of his work.