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Archives - February 2012

Interview: Pamela Redmond, author of The Possibility of You

Feb 23, 2012

Pamela Redmond’s new novel, THE POSSIBILITY OF YOU, tells the intertwining stories of Billie, Bridget and Cait. These women’s lives intersect across generations, and all must face critical, life-altering decisions. In this interview, conducted by’s Alexis Burling, Redmond describes the process of creating the three different main characters’ unique stories. She also shares a traumatic personal experience that helped shape the novel, discusses her passion for names and naming characters, and explains how she balances motherhood with her multi-faceted career.

Author Talk: John Hart, author of Iron House

Feb 10, 2012

Dear Reader,

I was so pleased with my last novel that I thought I would never top it. THE LAST CHILD won a second Edgar Award and spent six months on the New York Times bestseller list. It felt like a lot to live up to, but I’d decided early to write a book that was different from everything I’d done before.

Interview: Nicole Baart, author of Far From Here

Feb 9, 2012

In Nicole Baart’s new novel, FAR FROM HERE, Danica Greene embarks on a journey from Iowa to Alaska in search of her pilot husband, whose plane has gone missing. But her world is shattered when she discovers that he wasn’t flying alone, and a young woman is missing too. In this interview, conducted by’s Bronwyn Miller, Baart explains how she developed the idea for the book over many years. She also shares how her devastating experiences trying to have children inspired Danica’s emotional pain, talks about the nonprofit organization that she co-founded, and gives us a preview of her next novel.

Author Talk: Alex George, author of A Good American

Feb 9, 2012

Alex George’s debut novel, A GOOD AMERICAN, tells the story of Frederick and Jette, a young German couple in 1904 who must flee Jette’s disapproving mother. They decide to go to New York, but end up in Beatrice, Missouri with a whole new life in store for them. In this interview, conducted by Eleanor Brown, the bestselling author of THE WEIRD SISTERS, George talks about his own immigration experience, which inspired the book. He also discusses the process of developing a family of characters across generations, describes his writing routine, and shares his favorite authors.

Author Talk: Drusilla Campbell, author of Little Girl Gone

Feb 2, 2012

In Drusilla Campbell’s latest novel, LITTLE GIRL GONE, a teenage runaway is rescued by a troubled young man and has been living with him in a trailer for years. But when he kidnaps a pregnant teenager, she must face the reality of her situation. In this interview, Campbell discusses the inspiration that she drew from her personal experiences. She also shares her views on the various relationships examined in the book, reveals her favorite character, and gives insight into why she writes.

Interview: Nelle Davy, author of The Legacy of Eden

Feb 2, 2012

THE LEGACY OF EDEN, Nelle Davy’s debut novel, tells the multi-generational saga of Aurelia. Now uninhabited and decaying, this grand Iowa estate holds the secrets of the Hathaway family’s dark legacy and ultimate downfall. In this interview, conducted by’s Usha Rao, Davy talks about her inspiration for the story and offers insight into her main characters. She also describes her writing routine, shares the process of getting her book published while working in the publishing industry herself, and gives us a glimpse into her second book.

Interview: Kristin Hannah, author of Home Front

Feb 2, 2012

HOME FRONT, Kristin Hannah’s new novel, tells the story of Jolene Zarkades, a woman who is deployed to Iraq and must leave her husband and two daughters behind. In this interview, conducted by’s Norah Piehl, Hannah discusses her inspiration for the book, as well as the extensive research process she took on to write it. She also describes her characterization methods, shares what she hopes readers will take away from the story, and previews her next novel.