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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Jonathan Kellerman, author of Capital Crimes

Nov 22, 2006

November 22, 2006

Each with a slew of international bestsellers in their repertoires, husband and wife Jonathan and Faye Kellerman are two of the world's most popular suspense/thriller authors today. They recently combined their talents to write CAPITAL CRIMES, a pair of novellas in which their respective signature protagonists, Alex Delaware and Peter Decker, make an appearance. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's Carol Fitzgerald and Joe Hartlaub, the Kellermans reveal why they chose to collaborate at this stage in their careers and describe the methods they use to keep the writing process fruitful and harmonious. They also talk about the accomplishments of their son, author and playwright Jesse Kellerman, and share what future projects are in store for each of them.

Interview: Jeff Shaara, author of The Rising Tide

Nov 10, 2006

November 10, 2006

Historical fiction author Jeff Shaara began his career by writing a prequel to his late father's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, THE KILLER ANGELS, and has since gone on to publish a number of books centered on major wars in history.

Interview: Arianna Huffington, author of On Becoming Fearless... In Love, Work, and Life

Oct 13, 2006

October 13, 2006

Arianna Huffington is a bestselling author and the founder and editor of a nationally syndicated column, The Huffington Post. Her latest work of nonfiction, ON BECOMING FEARLESS.... IN LOVE, WORK, AND LIFE, explores the roadblocks that prevent women from achieving their personal and professional potential. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's Shannon McKenna, Huffington explains her own definition of the word "fearless" and describes how and why she chose to examine a more personal and vulnerable topic after focusing on politics for much of her career. She also discusses the need to prioritize one's values, muses on her own fearless models and shares the reactions her book has received from both men and women.

Interview: Tara Taylor Quinn, author of In Plain Sight

Oct 6, 2006

October 6, 2006

Bestselling author Tara Taylor Quinn is known for her deeply emotional and psychologically astute novels. In her latest work of fiction, IN PLAIN SIGHT, she tackles the profound and controversial topic of white supremacy, which she plans to further explore through future installments. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's contributing writer Bronwyn Miller, Quinn describes the event that sparked her interest in this subject and explains the relevance of the book's title to its weighty subject matter. She also reveals her surprising writing process, discusses the blog she shares with five other authors and provides wise advice to aspiring writers.

Interview: Lise Haines, author of Small Acts of Sex and Electricity

Oct 6, 2006

October 6, 2006

SMALL ACTS OF SEX AND ELECTRICITY, the second novel by author and poet Lise Haines, explores the boundaries of friendship, love and envy. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's contributing writer Hillary Wagy, Haines describes the extremely complicated, sibling-like relationship shared by the book's two main characters and how that dynamic but volatile bond has negatively impacted each of them. She also addresses the presence, or lack thereof, of antiquated mores regarding love and marriage, and discusses the strong and encouraging figures in her life who indirectly have influenced her writing.