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Interview: Kate White, author of If Looks Could Kill: A Bailey Weggins Mystery

May 3, 2002

May 3, 2002

Kate White, whose "day job" is Editor-in-Chief of Cosmo magazine, turns her talents and her experiences into a best selling mystery IF LOOKS COULD KILL. Bookreporter.com's Roberta O'Hara and TBR's Co-founder Carol Fitzgerald teamed up to interview White about the basis for her characters and the reaction from those in the industry. As Carol noted, " I worked with Kate years ago at Mademoiselle magazine, which makes interviewing her all the more fun. Reading this book made me think about my magazine days and all the craziness that goes on in working at a fashion magazine. Kate captured the atmosphere perfectly"

Interview: Paulette Jiles, author of Enemy Women

Apr 26, 2002

April 26, 2002

Paulette Jiles' new novel, ENEMY WOMEN, blends Civil War history with fiction in a compelling and emotional story. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's Roberta O'Hara, Jiles reflects on her transition from memoirist to novelist and what motivated her to weave a story around women prisoners of war.

Interview: Caroline Slate, author of The House on Sprucewood Lane

Apr 26, 2002

April 26, 2002

THE HOUSE ON SPRUCEWOOD LANE deals with the power of family relationships and their impact upon the generations that follow. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's Joe Hartlaub, author Caroline Slate remarks on the classic elements of her storyline and how her previous career experiences prepared her for becoming a writer.

Interview: Michael Connelly, author of City of Bones

Apr 19, 2002

April 19, 2002

Michael Connelly's writing career has achieved such momentum that each release of a new novel is a highly anticipated event. In this interview he discusses his new female protagonist in CITY OF BONES, his fascination with the city of Los Angeles, and future plans --- including the summer release of the movie based on his novel, BLOOD WORK.

Interview: Jay Parini, author of The Apprentice Lover

Apr 19, 2002

April 19, 2002

Middlebury College instructor Jay Parini is well-known for his poetry, biographies, and fiction. In this interview with Bookreporter.com's Andrea E. Hoag, Parini discusses his latest novel, THE APPRENTICE LOVER, and voices his opinion on the importance of a novel's narrative and how to combat writer's block.