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Archives - February 2002

Interview: Martin Roper, author of Gone: A Novel

Feb 22, 2002

February 22, 2002

Martin Roper, author of GONE, has created a novel that reflects his feeling about his own Irish culture even though its setting is the streets of New York. The restless search for identity embodied by his main character leads to thoughts on the assimilation of American culture through the vaste wasteland of television. Read what Roper has to say about this issue as well as his views on education, writing, and the differences between Irish and American students in this interview with's Chuck Leddy.

Interview: Mary Kay Andrews, author of Savannah Blues

Feb 15, 2002

February 15, 2002 presents a special author interview with Mary Kay Andrews, author of SAVANNAH BLUES. Some fans may know her better as Kathy Hogan Trocheck who writes an edgy mystery series featuring Callahan Garrity. Besides being a popular author, Mary Kay/Kathy also belongs to two book clubs. Read on as she shares her experiences as a writer as well as some book club tips and ideas.

Interview: Geoff Nicholson, author of Bedlam Burning

Feb 15, 2002

February 15, 2002

Mental illness is a tough subject to build a novel around, but in Geoff Nicholson's novel BEDLAM BURNING he features a creative writing class in a mental hospital with comic consequences. When the author was interviewed by's Chuck Leddy, he had some definite opinions on writing a satire and the public's perception of mental illness, as well as the whole idea of banning books.

Interview: Nelson DeMille, author of Up Country

Feb 8, 2002

February 8, 2002

Nelson DeMille is the author and coauthor of over a dozen novels and a recurring presence on bestseller lists. His newest book, UP COUNTRY, features the return of the popular character Paul Brenner of THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER in a tale of suspense and seduction. In this interview with's Kate Ayers, DeMille reflects on his Vietnam experiences and the importance of location which forms the backdrop for his powerful storylines.

Interview: Mary-Ann Tirone Smith, author of Love Her Madly

Feb 1, 2002

February 1, 2002

In Mary-Ann Tirone Smith's latest thriller, LOVE HER MADLY, Rona Leigh --- a tiny wisp of a thing accused of hacking someone to death with an ax --- is about become the first woman executed in Texas since the Civil War. Of course, with the insatiably curious Poppy Rice on the case, Rona's promises to be a less than smooth and tidy execution. Learn more about the feisty Poppy, the intriguing Rona, George W. Bush, and more as writer Kate Ayers chats with the author.