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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Frank Turner Hollon, author of Blood And Circumstance

Jan 26, 2007

January 26, 2007

Frank Turner Hollon has written numerous short stories and is the author of THE GOD FILE, THE PAINS OF APRIL, LIFE IS A STRANGE PLACE, A THIN DIFFERENCE and THE POINT OF FRACTURE. In this interview with's Joe Hartlaub, Hollon discusses how the "lost art of one-on-one conversation" drove the plot of his latest novel, BLOOD AND CIRCUMSTANCE, and explains how his experiences practicing law allowed him to accurately portray both legal and psychological matters in his writing. He also describes his meticulous writing process, reveals the motivation behind his foray into the world of children's literature, and shares details about the possibility of a movie adaptation of his previous work.

Interview: Gayle Brandeis, author of Self Storage

Jan 26, 2007

January 26, 2007

Gayle Brandeis is the acclaimed and award-winning author of several novels, essays, and volumes of poetry, such as THE BOOK OF DEAD BIRDS and FRUITFLESH. The idea for her latest work of fiction, SELF STORAGE, arose from both a personal loss and a conversation with a stranger on an airplane.

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: 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.