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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Caroline Slate, author of The House on Sprucewood Lane

Apr 26, 2002

April 26, 2002

THE HOUSE ON SPRUCEWOOD LANE deals with the power of family relationships and their impact upon the generations that follow. In this interview with's Joe Hartlaub, author Caroline Slate remarks on the classic elements of her storyline and how her previous career experiences prepared her for becoming a writer.

Interview: Jay Parini, author of The Apprentice Lover

Apr 19, 2002

April 19, 2002

Middlebury College instructor Jay Parini is well-known for his poetry, biographies, and fiction. In this interview with's Andrea E. Hoag, Parini discusses his latest novel, THE APPRENTICE LOVER, and voices his opinion on the importance of a novel's narrative and how to combat writer's block.

Interview: Michael Connelly, author of City of Bones

Apr 19, 2002

April 19, 2002

Michael Connelly's writing career has achieved such momentum that each release of a new novel is a highly anticipated event. In this interview he discusses his new female protagonist in CITY OF BONES, his fascination with the city of Los Angeles, and future plans --- including the summer release of the movie based on his novel, BLOOD WORK.

Author Talk: Ad Hudler, author of Househusband

Apr 1, 2002

April 2002

Ad Hudler, author of HOUSEHUSBAND, gives some insight into why he wrote the book and just how much material is gleaned from his own experiences in this candid interview.

Interview: Shelly Fraser Mickle, author of The Turning Hour

Mar 28, 2002

March 28, 2002

Teen suicides have reached epidemic numbers in our country, and many parents are at a loss to know why their teenagers feel so hopeless or even how to recognize the signs of Depression. Shelley Fraser Mickle, author of THE TURNING HOUR, answers some questions for Kathy Hale on what she discovered in researching her novel, and what she hopes her new book will accomplish.