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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Robyn Young, author of Brethren: An Epic Adventure of the Knights Templar

Jul 14, 2006

July 14, 2006

Robyn Young is the author of BRETHREN, the first book in an intended trilogy set during the Crusades and featuring the Knights Templar. In this interview with's contributing writer Stephen Hubbard, Young discusses the allure of this mysterious order and what initially caught her interest in the Holy Wars. She also describes the challenges of writing historical fiction, what she hopes to convey through her characters, and the path her career will take in the future.

Interview: M. J. Rose, author of The Venus Fix

Jul 7, 2006

July 7, 2006's Carol Fitzgerald and Joe Hartlaub interviewed internationally bestselling author M. J. Rose about THE VENUS FIX, the third installment in her Butterfield Institute suspense/thriller series. Rose explains how she first became interested in the novel's topic --- Internet sex sites --- and reveals what she discovered while conducting her research.

Author Talk: Daniel Silva, author of The Messenger

Jul 1, 2006

July 2006

THE MESSENGER is the sixth installment in Daniel Silva's series of thrillers featuring art restorer and Israeli intelligence agent Gabriel Allon. In this interview, Silva describes the frightening current events and circumstances that served as the inspiration for this latest book, and provides some insight into what he believes is responsible for the global terrorist movement. He also discusses the amount of research and travel needed for his novels, and reveals that writing about art and art history indulges his "guilty pleasures."

Interview: Stephen J. Spignesi, author of Dialogues

Jun 30, 2006

June 30, 2006

New York Times bestselling author Stephen J. Spignesi spoke with's Carol Fitzgerald and Joe Hartlaub about DIALOGUES, his debut suspense/thriller. In this interview, Spignesi describes his role of writing this book as that of an observing transcriptionist, and discusses the unusual duality present in today's society regarding euthanasia and capital punishment. He also explains how he structured the novel, and names real-life inspirations behind his characters and plot elements.

Interview: Elisabeth Hyde, author of The Abortionist's Daughter

Jun 23, 2006

June 23, 2006's contributing writer Alexis Burling interviewed Elisabeth Hyde --- author of CRAZY AS CHOCOLATE --- about her latest release, THE ABORTIONIST'S DAUGHTER. Hyde discusses the various issues surrounding the book's controversial topic, and how its strong "in your face" title was decided upon. She also delves into the difficult relationships between parents and children, and attempts to explain her attraction to the depressing and complicated subjects found in her work.