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Archives - April 2008

Author Talk: Jennifer Weiner, author of Certain Girls

Apr 25, 2008

April 25, 2008

Jennifer Weiner is the bestselling author of five novels and a collection of short stories, including IN HER SHOES, LITTLE EARTHQUAKES, GOODNIGHT NOBODY and THE GUY NOT TAKEN. Her latest work of fiction, CERTAIN GIRLS, is a sequel to her debut title and catches up with protagonist Cannie Shapiro 13 years after she appeared in 2001’s GOOD IN BED. In this interview, Weiner discusses the real-life experiences that inspired this story within a story and reflects on some of the social commentary peppering the narrative. She also shares a list of the books waiting to be read on her nightstand, humorously ruminates on the possibility of writing under a nom de plume, and reveals what she hopes readers will take away from her work.

Interview: Heather Graham, author of The Death Dealer

Apr 18, 2008

April 18, 2008

International bestselling author Heather Graham has written over 100 books in genres that range from romance and horror to mysteries and thrillers. In this interview with's Joe Hartlaub, Graham discusses her latest novel THE DEATH DEALER --- a sequel to 2007's THE DEAD ROOM --- which was inspired by her fascination with the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe. She also shares some of the real-life incidences that she has incorporated into her books, mentions the authors and films that have influenced her writing and offers advice to aspiring writers.

Interview: Elizabeth Noble, author of Things I Want My Daughters to Know

Apr 11, 2008

April 11, 2008

Elizabeth Noble is the bestselling author of THE READING GROUP, THE FRIENDSHIP TEST, ALPHABET WEEKENDS and the newly released THINGS I WANT MY DAUGHTERS TO KNOW.

Interview: Gregg Olsen, author of A Cold Dark Place

Apr 11, 2008

April 11, 2008's Joe Hartlaub recently spoke with Gregg Olsen, bestselling author of seven true crime books and two novels, including the newly released A COLD DARK PLACE.

Interview: Karen Robards, author of Guilty

Apr 4, 2008

April 4, 2008

In this interview with's Shannon McKenna Schmidt, Karen Robards --- bestselling author of over 30 works of fiction --- discusses what sparked the idea for her latest romantic thriller, GUILTY, and sheds light on how her protagonist's checkered past affects present-day actions, creating the backbone of the story. She also explains why the novel revolves around the legal field, describes how her own children inspired one of the book's characters and reveals the biggest challenge of her writing process.

Interview: Linda Francis Lee, author of The Ex-Debutante

Apr 4, 2008

April 4, 2008

In this interview with's Cindy Crosby, Linda Francis Lee talks about what inspired the story behind her latest novel, THE EX-DEBUTANTE, and explains the main difference between traditional Southern debut balls and the modernized ones held today. She also shares which of her characters she enjoyed writing the most, muses on the differences between living in Texas and New York, and dishes on some of her own past debutante experiences.