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Archives - September 2008

Author Talk: Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games

Sep 14, 2008

Suzanne Collins, author of the children's series The Underland Chronicles, recently published a novel for young adults called THE HUNGER GAMES. In this interview, Collins discusses the various sources --- ranging from Greek mythology to reality television --- that inspired the plot of this futuristic sci-fi tale and explains how her father's stories from her childhood helped her with elements of the story's plot, themes and characters. She also reveals how she tastefully handled the book's violent scenes, shares her thoughts on writing for different age groups and lists some of her favorite books she read as a teenager.

Interview: Tess Gerritsen, author of The Keepsake

Sep 12, 2008

September 12, 2008

Tess Gerritsen's latest novel, THE KEEPSAKE, marks the return of Dr. Maura Isles and Detective Jane Rizzoli, who investigate a series of present-day murders in which the victims are subjected to ancient methods of burial and preservation.

Interview: Louis Bayard, author of The Black Tower

Sep 5, 2008

September 5, 2008

Bestselling author Louis Bayard's most recent work of historical fiction, THE BLACK TOWER, poses a hypothetical "what if" surrounding members of the Royal Family in the tumultuous years following the French Revolution.