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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Deanna Raybourn, author of Silent in the Grave

Jan 19, 2007

January 19, 2007

Deanna Raybourn's debut novel SILENT IN THE GRAVE is a historical mystery thriller set in Victorian England, and is the first installment of an intended trilogy. In this interview with's Norah Piehl, Raybourn recalls what initially inspired the book's plot and explains why she chose to infuse an otherwise dark story with humor and quirky characters. She also describes the best and worst part of 14 years' worth of rejection letters, shares some of the classic novels that have influenced her, and discusses what she hopes readers will learn from her protagonist, Lady Julia Grey.

Interview: Richard North Patterson, author of Exile

Jan 12, 2007

January 12, 2007

International bestselling author Richard North Patterson takes his political and legal thrillers one step further by focusing his latest novel, EXILE, on the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In this interview, Patterson shares why he was inspired to write about this timely topic and discusses the extensive research he undertook in preparation for the book. He also describes some of his personal encounters with those experiencing these ordeals firsthand, and explains how his connections in Washington D.C. have aided him throughout the course of his career.

Interview: Julia Navarro, author of The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud

Jan 5, 2007

January 5, 2007

Madrid-based journalist Julia Navarro's first attempt at writing fiction resulted in the international bestselling novel THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE HOLY SHROUD, which was recently translated from its original Spanish and released in the U.S.

Interview: Alan Campbell, author of Scar Night

Jan 5, 2007

January 5, 2007

Alan Campbell, a designer and programmer for the internationally bestselling video game Grand Theft Auto, has published his debut work of fiction, SCAR NIGHT. In this interview with's Stephen Hubbard, Campbell describes the varied career paths that led him to writing the novel and explains how other fantasy heavyweights such as George R. R. Martin and Mervyn Peake have influenced his work.

Interview: Lalita Tademy, author of Red River

Jan 5, 2007

January 5, 2007

Lalita Tademy, author of the critically acclaimed CANE RIVER, once again blends American history with stories of her ancestors in her latest book, RED RIVER.