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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Tosca Lee, author of Firstborn: A Progeny Novel

May 3, 2017

Tosca Lee is the New York Times bestselling author of several books that range across the genre spectrum, including historical fiction such as ISCARIOT. Yes, as in Judas Iscariot. Lee based her Descendants of the House of Báthory paranormal thriller series on the progeny of real-life Blood Countess Elizabeth Báthory, who died in 1614. FIRSTBORN is the sequel to THE PROGENY and the conclusion of that series. Lee chats with Bookreporter.com’s Dean Murphy about her novels based on historical figures, co-authoring books with bestselling writer Ted Dekker, and her life as an accomplished author.

Author Talk: Lisa Unger, author of The Red Hunter

Apr 28, 2017

Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling, award-winning author of 15 novels, including IN THE BLOOD, CRAZY LOVE YOU and INK AND BONE. Her latest stand-alone thriller, THE RED HUNTER, introduces readers to two wronged women who are on very different paths yet find themselves in the same dark place. In this interview, Unger reveals how kung-fu and kickboxing served as part of the inspiration for the book, what she admires most about each of her main characters, why there is never a “true villain” in any of her novels, and who she could see playing the roles of Zoey and Claudia in a potential film version of THE RED HUNTER.

Author Talk: Anita Shreve, author of The Stars Are Fire

Apr 20, 2017

Anita Shreve, the author of such bestsellers as THE WEIGHT OF WATER and THE PILOT’S WIFE (an Oprah's Book Club selection), has written her first novel since 2013’s STELLA BAIN. THE STARS ARE FIRE tells the remarkable story of a young mother who survives a catastrophic fire that burns down her town and must begin life anew without her husband, who has gone missing. In this interview, Shreve talks about the real-life Maine fires of 1947 that inspired the book, the effects of climate change and natural disasters on the individual, the constraints that the strict gender roles of the 1940s placed on women, and the significance of the novel’s title.

Author Talk: Jean Hanff Korelitz, author of The Devil and Webster

Apr 4, 2017

Jean Hanff Korelitz is the bestselling author of such novels as YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN and ADMISSION, and is the creator of BOOKTHEWRITER, a New York City-based service that sends authors to book groups. Her highly anticipated new work of fiction, THE DEVIL AND WEBSTER, is about a college president who must reevaluate her values and identity, a tangled student protest, and some of the most controversial issues on today’s college campuses. In this interview, Korelitz discusses her inspirations and what she hopes readers will take away from the book, as well as how notions of voice, gender and truth play a role in her storytelling.

Interview: Chevy Stevens, author of Never Let You Go

Mar 16, 2017

Chevy Stevens’ debut, STILL MISSING, won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel in 2011. She has followed up that enormous success with one gripping psychological thriller after another, including ALWAYS WATCHING and THOSE GIRLS. Stevens' latest, NEVER LET YOU GO, introduces readers to Lindsey Nash, who leaves an abusive relationship and tries to start a new life with her young daughter, Sophie --- but will learn years later that it is almost impossible to escape one’s past. In this interview, conducted by Bookreporter.com’s Rebecca Munro, Stevens reveals why this book got such a late start; describes the challenges she faced in alternating the story’s points of view between Lindsey and Sophie; explains how she ensured that Andrew, the abusive ex-husband, wouldn’t be a cliché; and offers a few tantalizing details about her next novel, her first to be set outside of Canada.