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Archives - April 2011

Interview: Sandra Dallas, author of The Bride's House

Apr 29, 2011

A proud Coloradoan and self-proclaimed western writer, Sandra Dallas is the award-winning author of such bestsellers as WHITER THAN SNOW, PRAYERS FOR SALE, TALLGRASS and NEW MERCIES.

Interview: Kevin O'Brien, author of Disturbed

Apr 29, 2011

In Kevin O'Brien's 11th thriller,DISTURBED, a serial killer in suburban Seattle chooses homes, gains entrance, and methodically kills everyone inside.'s Joe Hartlaub talks to O'Brien about the ins and outs of writing murder --- and how television shows, social networking and communication devices all come into play, in both good ways and bad.

Interview: Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of One Was a Soldier: A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mystery

Apr 22, 2011

Bestselling author Julia Spencer-Fleming's novels involve faith, murder and plenty of suspense. Her seventh in a series about Clare Fergusson, Russ Van Alstyne and other inhabitants of a small Adirondack town, ONE WAS A SOLDIER also explores the problems veterans of the current Iraq war face when they reenter society.

Author Talk: Ann Packer, author of Swim Back to Me: Stories

Apr 15, 2011

Ann Packer, the bestselling author of THE DIVE FROM CLAUSEN'S PIER and SONGS WITHOUT WORDS, has written her second collection of stories, SWIM BACK TO ME.

Interview: Ian McEwan, author of Solar

Apr 8, 2011

Ian McEwan's works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim, and he has won prestigious awards for ATONEMENT, SATURDAY and ON CHESIL BEACH. SOLAR

Author Talk: Michael Connelly, author of The Fifth Witness

Apr 8, 2011

Michael Connelly, perhaps best known as the creator of private investigator Harry Bosch, continues his Mickey Haller series with THE FIFTH WITNESS.

Author Talk: Luanne Rice, author of The Silver Boat

Apr 8, 2011

After 28 novels, a staggering feat for any established writer, Luanne Rice has returned with THE SILVER BOAT, an emotional portrait of three sisters who revisit their Martha's Vineyard home, full of family ghosts and memories, one last time.

Interview: Gregg Olsen, author of Closer Than Blood

Apr 1, 2011

In Gregg Olsen's newest thriller, CLOSER THAN BLOOD, Detective Kendall Stark --- first introduced in VICTIM SIX --- investigates a former classmate who has recently murdered her husband.

Interview: Anna Jean Mayhew, author of The Dry Grass of August

Apr 1, 2011

A Southern woman born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Anna Jean Mayhew is the author of THE DRY GRASS OF AUGUST, the spellbinding story of a 13-year-old girl who is confronted with racial tensions --- and an unexpected tragedy --- when s

Author Talk: Trent Reedy, author of Words in the Dust

Apr 1, 2011

A first-time novelist and a member of the Army National Guard, Trent Reedy is the author of WORDS IN THE DUST, the remarkable tale of an Afghan girl named Zulaikha who dares to hope for a better future --- - and the surgery she'll need to fix