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Interview: Joyce Maynard, author of The Usual Rules

Feb 6, 2004

February 6, 2004

Jesse Kornbluth and Carol Fitzgerald, co-Founders of interviewed Joyce Maynard, author of THE USUAL RULES. Read on to learn why Maynard used 9/11 as the backdrop for her story, as well as why writing this book had such a personal impact on her. See why THE USUAL RULES is a great discussion book for book clubs (and the books that Maynard suggests pairing it with), as well as how Wendy, the teen protagonist has had an impact on younger readers.

Author Talk: Daniel Silva, author of A Death in Vienna

Feb 1, 2004

February 2004

In this interview Daniel Silva talks about his decision to write a series of books based on the Holocaust, the surprising information he learned while doing research for A DEATH IN VIENNA and the unforgettable experience he had visiting Treblinka.

Feature: George Pelecanos, author of Soul Circus

Feb 1, 2004


George P. Pelecanos, author of SOUL CIRCUS, the latest in a series of bestselling series of novels set in and around Washington, D.C., enjoys listening to music while on book tours. He tries to select a variety of tunes that he can be play on long drives, in airports, on planes and in hotel rooms. Read on as Pelecanos talks about some of the music he will listen to during his month-long tour promoting SOUL CIRCUS.

Interview: Stephen J. Cannell, author of Vertical Coffin: A Shane Scully Novel

Jan 23, 2004

January 23, 2004

In this interview, Emmy award-winning writer and bestselling novelist Stephen J. Cannell talks about his latest thriller VERTICAL COFFIN, his fourth featuring LAPD Sergeant Shane Scully. He discusses the ongoing conflict that Scully is facing in his professional life and why he decided to create such a strong female character in Scully's wife, Alexa. Cannell also shares with readers his thoughts on what makes a strong novel and who some of his favorite authors are.

Interview: Brad Meltzer, author of The Zero Game

Jan 23, 2004

January 23, 2004

In this interview with reviewer Joe Hartlaub, Brad Meltzer discusses some of the dramatic plot lines and compelling characters in his latest thriller THE ZERO GAME. He also talks extensively about his other projects and how he was able to overcome rejection early in his career to become a New York Times bestselling author.