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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Martha Grimes, author of Foul Matter

Sep 5, 2003

September 5, 2003

Martha Grimes' succession of novels has demonstrated time and again her mastery of prose and her limitless imagination. In her latest offering, FOUL MATTER, Grimes' expands into virgin territory with a satirical tale of writers and publishers and the comic consequences when egos and ethics collide. In this interview with's Ann Bruns, Ms. Grimes gives readers a glimpse into her views on the industry and her sense of what it means to be a true writer.

Interview: Margaret Coel, author of Killing Raven

Sep 5, 2003

September 5, 2003

Margaret Coel is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of the acclaimed series featuring Father John O'Malley and Vicky Holden, as well as several works of nonfiction. Originally a historian by trade, she is an expert on the Arapaho Indians.

In this interview with's reviewer Barbara Lipkien Gershenbaum, Coel discusses KILLING RAVEN, the ninth installment in her O'Malley/Holden series. She also talks about the research she conducts for her books, her fascination with the Arapaho Reservation and the tenth book in the series due out next year.

Interview: Laura Lippman, author of Every Secret Thing

Sep 5, 2003

September 5, 2003

In this interview with's reviewer Ava Dianne Day, Lippman discusses her latest effort and first stand-alone novel, EVERY SECRET THING. She also talks about her early years as a reporter and aspiring author, her writing routine, and what readers can expect from her next.

Interview: Tess Gerritsen, author of The Sinner

Aug 15, 2003

August 15, 2003

In this special interview with's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight Team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub, and Wiley Saichek), Tess Gerritsen discusses the inspiration behind her latest thriller, THE SINNER, and talks about research methods, fan encounters, and her next book.

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.