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Archives - September 2003

Author Talk: Steve Berry, author of The Amber Room

Oct 1, 2003

October 2003

In this interview Steve Berry talks about his debut novel, THE AMBER ROOM. He explains the story of the original Amber Room, the details of its recent restoration and the research involved in writing the book, in addition to offering readers news about his next novel due to be published in September 2004.

Interview: Whitney Gaskell, author of Pushing 30

Sep 26, 2003

September 26, 2003

Whitney Gaskell, author of the debut novel PUSHING 30, talks with Co-Founder Carol Fitzgerald about the Chick Lit genre, turning 30, what's next for her and her new role --- being a mom.

Interview: Karin Slaughter, author of A Faint Cold Fear

Sep 19, 2003

September 19, 2003

Karin Slaughter has written two thrillers based on the adventures of pediatrician and part-time medical examiner Sara Linton. A FAINT COLD FEAR is the third and latest installment in the series, which is set in Grant County, Georgia. In this interview conducted by reviewer Bethanne Kelly Patrick, Slaughter talks about the characters in her novels and the relationships among them, her writing routine, and news about a exciting new work of crime fiction due out in May 2004.

Interview: Molly Moynahan, author of Stone Garden

Sep 19, 2003

September 19, 2003 reviewer Roberta O'Hara interviews Molly Moynahan, whose second novel STONE GARDEN centers on the sudden death of a teenage boy. Moynahan talks about her inspiration for STONE GARDEN, recalls the difficulties she experienced when she tried to have her first novel published, and speaks lovingly about the influence her father has had on her writing.

Author Talk: Molly Moynahan, author of Stone Garden

Sep 15, 2003

September 2003

Q: What was your inspiration for STONE GARDEN?

MM: Since I was a teenager there were two stories in my life that remained untold. One was the disappearance of a classmate, a boy, my junior year. The other is a memory of someone telling me that a visiting prisoner (yes, we had those assemblies!) had killed her babysitter. Honestly, I might have dreamed this. Since I currently teach English to high school juniors and seniors, their voices are very close to me. Listening to them reminded me of my past and then these stories emerged.

Interview: Christopher Reich, author of The Devil's Banker

Sep 12, 2003

September 12, 2003

In this interview with's Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight team (Carol Fitzgerald, Joe Hartlaub and Wiley Saichek), Christopher Reich talks about fighting the war on terrorism, which is the subject of his latest thriller THE DEVIL'S BANKER. He also reveals why he admires John Le Carre, the books of Le Carre's he has enjoyed most, and the memorable encounter he had with Le Carre at a hotel in Zurich.

Interview: Margaret Coel, author of Killing Raven

Sep 5, 2003

September 5, 2003

Margaret Coel is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of the acclaimed series featuring Father John O'Malley and Vicky Holden, as well as several works of nonfiction. Originally a historian by trade, she is an expert on the Arapaho Indians.

In this interview with's reviewer Barbara Lipkien Gershenbaum, Coel discusses KILLING RAVEN, the ninth installment in her O'Malley/Holden series. She also talks about the research she conducts for her books, her fascination with the Arapaho Reservation and the tenth book in the series due out next year.

Interview: Laura Lippman, author of Every Secret Thing

Sep 5, 2003

September 5, 2003

In this interview with's reviewer Ava Dianne Day, Lippman discusses her latest effort and first stand-alone novel, EVERY SECRET THING. She also talks about her early years as a reporter and aspiring author, her writing routine, and what readers can expect from her next.

Interview: Christopher Reich, author of The Devil's Banker

Sep 5, 2003

September 5, 2003

In this exclusive Suspense/Thriller interview Nelson DeMille, the bestselling author of UP COUNTRY, talks to Christopher Reich about Reich's latest novel THE DEVIL'S BANKER, as well as what Reich loves about writing, the books that have influenced him the most, and the details of his next project.

Interview: Martha Grimes, author of Foul Matter

Sep 5, 2003

September 5, 2003

Martha Grimes' succession of novels has demonstrated time and again her mastery of prose and her limitless imagination. In her latest offering, FOUL MATTER, Grimes' expands into virgin territory with a satirical tale of writers and publishers and the comic consequences when egos and ethics collide. In this interview with's Ann Bruns, Ms. Grimes gives readers a glimpse into her views on the industry and her sense of what it means to be a true writer.