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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.

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 Bookreporter.com'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.

Author Talk: Mary Kay Andrews, author of Little Bitty Lies

Jul 10, 2003

July 10, 2003

Mary Kay Andrews is a former journalist who reported on the trial made famous in MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL and is the author of ten critically acclaimed mysteries, including the Callahan Garrity mystery series. Her latest book is LITTLE BITTY LIES, an entertaining Southern novel that comes on the heels of her Edgar Award-winning SAVANNAH BLUES.

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 Bookreporter.com 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.