Author Interview


Photo from https://www.williamlanday.com   I first came across NYT Bestseller William Landay‘s work when I was on a road trip, and downloaded DEFENDING JACOB to listen to on the way. What followed was a compelling, riveting tale about a senior prosecutor whose 14-year-old son is accused of murder. As he and his wife try to put together the pieces of the crime, and defend their son and family, they also are forced to...

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Photo provided by Sherwood Smith   I first picked up Sherwood Smith’s CROWN DUEL when I was in middle school, and was immediately drawn into her world and characters. Meliara is a captivating protagonist, who is feisty but also vulnerable. I remember staring for hours at the old cover, the one where Meliara stares out at the reader, as I pictured myself in her world. The book has deservedly garnered a number of awards: it...

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Photo from Wendelin’s Amazon Author Page   I remember reading my first Sammy Keyes mystery as a kid, and experiencing the sheer delight of Sammy’s antics from the very first pages. (If you’ve read the first Sammy Keyes, you’ll know exactly what moment I’m talking about.) Recently, I read the final book in that series, SAMMY KEYES AND THE KISS GOODBYE, Wendelin Van Draanen’s farewell to an...

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Photo Credit: From PublicDomainPictures.net Since I often ask similar questions of people I interview, I wanted to collect some of their responses here, under the umbrella of that particular topic. That way, if you’re looking for quick advice or inspiration on a particular subject, you can browse these posts to see what a variety of very talented writers and other professionals say. Here, I’ve collected together responses...

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Photo Credit: From PublicDomainPictures.net Since I often ask similar questions of people I interview, I wanted to collect some of their responses here, under the umbrella of that particular topic. That way, if you’re looking for quick advice or inspiration on a particular subject, you can browse these posts to see what a variety of very talented writers and other professionals say. Here, I’ve collected together responses...

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Photo from https://www.danyakukafka.com   Danya Kukafka’s GIRL IN SNOW is almost a book that defies categories: it is part murder mystery, part psychological exploration, and part literary novel. It centers on the death of a beautiful young girl named Lucinda, and flips between the perspectives of three characters whose lives are connected with hers, often in dark ways. Image from https://www.danyakukafka.com   The...

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