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Author Talk: Gayle Lynds, author of The Coil

Apr 1, 2004

April 2004

In this interview Gayle Lynds talks about THE COIL, the sequel to her bestselling thriller MASQUERADE. A former magazine editor and newspaper reporter, Lynds had a first-hand taste of the world about which she writes when she was an editor at a private-industry think tank where she held top-secret security clearance. She worked on defense projects that ranged from new hardware designs for weapons of mass destruction to test trial results of cutting-edge military software and new methodologies in counterterrorism. Scientists, engineers and operatives passed quietly through the doors.

Interview: Laurie R. King, author of The Game

Mar 5, 2004

March 5, 2004

In this interview with's Andi Shechter and Wiley Saichek, Laurie R. King talks in-depth about the setting and characters in her latest Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes mystery, THE GAME. She also explains the difficulties in keeping a series "fresh" and how she incorporates her extensive research into her books.

Author Talk: George Pelecanos, author of Hard Revolution

Mar 1, 2004

March 2004

In this interview George Pelecanos, author of HARD REVOLUTION, explains why he chose to write a novel set in the year 1968 and the effect that his growing popularity has had on his career as a novelist and as a screenwriter/producer.

Interview: Reed Arvin, author of The Last Goodbye

Feb 20, 2004

February 20, 2004

In this interview with's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek) Reed Arvin, author of THE LAST GOODBYE, talks about the major themes in his latest book, his decision to write novels after a successful career in the music business and a humorous --- yet slightly embarrassing --- incident that occurred while he was doing research for his next thriller.

Interview: Suzanne O'Malley, author of Are You There Alone? The Unspeakable Crime of Andrea Yates

Feb 20, 2004

February 20, 2004

In June 2001, Andrea Yates drowned her five children. The following year she was sentenced to life imprisonment for these murders. Suzanne O'Malley, a journalist, covered this trial for numerous publications and had unique access to Andrea and Rusty Yates. As the author of ARE YOU THERE ALONE?: The Unspeakable Crime of Andrea Yates, O'Malley talks to's Diana Keough about Andrea and Rusty Yates, the depths of Andrea's mental illness and what she has been hearing from readers.