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Interview: Nelson DeMille, author of Night Fall

Nov 24, 2004

November 24, 2004

Bookreporter.com Co-Founder Carol Fitzgerald and senior writer Joe Hartlaub interviewed Nelson DeMille, author of NIGHT FALL. This latest thriller is a fictional account of the TWA Flight 800 disaster, and in this interview DeMille explains what he thinks happened on that fateful night in July 1996. He also talks extensively about his writing routine, names the authors who inspired him to be a writer, and provides readers with a sneak preview of his next novel.

Interview: Luanne Rice, author of Silver Bells

Nov 12, 2004

November 12, 2004

Bookreporter.com Co-Founder Carol Fitzgerald interviews Luanne Rice, author of SILVER BELLS. Rice talks about the inspiration behind her holiday book, the profound influence that her high school history teacher had on her, and the importance of "looking up" in everyday life. She also discusses her future plans, which includes the publication of two novels in the summer of 2005.

Interview: Stephen R. Donaldson, author of The Runes of the Earth: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Book 1

Oct 15, 2004

October 15, 2004

Bookreporter.com's contributing writer Cindy Lynn Speer interviewed Stephen R. Donaldson, author of six previous books in "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" series and THE RUNES OF THE EARTH, the first of four new "Covenant" novels. Donaldson talks about his decision to return to the world of Thomas Covenant following a 21-year hiatus, the current state of the fantasy genre, and the strong influence that his childhood in India had on his writing abilities.

Interview: S.J. Rozan, author of Absent Friends

Oct 15, 2004

October 15, 2004

Bookreporter.com's Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek interviewed Edgar Award winner S.J. Rozan, whose latest thriller ABSENT FRIENDS is set in New York following the horrific events of September 11, 2001. Rozan talks about the impact that 9/11 had on her career as a fiction writer, some of the characters who populate the novel, and what readers can expect from her in the future.

Interview: Chris Van Allsburg, author of The Polar Express

Oct 15, 2004

October 15, 2004

According to author and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg, his Caldecott Medal-winning picture book THE POLAR EXPRESS originated with the image of a train standing alone in the woods. He then asked himself, What if a boy gets on the train? What does he do, and where does he go? From there, ideas of Christmas, Santa Claus and faith began to take shape. Kidsreads.com Founder Carol Fitzgerald talks to Allsburg about this cherished holiday classic and his thoughts on the film adaptation, which will be released on November 10th.