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Q & A with Robert Crais

January 8, 2016 – 12:26 am | 8 Comments

After a long wait for readers, Robert Crais released The Promise last November. I pounced on it like it was the last piece of bacon post-apocalypse. It’s billed as an Elvis and Joe novel but …

Interview with Shane Kuhn

July 22, 2015 – 8:26 pm | No Comment
Photo: Ted Frericks

A few days ago, I ran a review of Shane Kuhn’s Hostile Takeover. Now meet the author in the following interview I did with him, which also appeared originally in Shelf Awareness for Readers and …

Q & A with Author Michael Robotham

April 15, 2015 – 4:40 pm | 3 Comments
photo: Tony Mott

Australian author Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist and ghostwriter of memoirs for celebrities and politicians, among others, before publishing his first novel, Suspect, featuring psychologist Joe O’Loughlin, who’s afflicted with Parkinson’s disease. O’Loughlin has appeared in subsequent …

World Book Night 2012

February 1, 2012 – 8:56 am | 3 Comments
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You’ve probably heard/read a lot about the World Book Night that’s happening on April 23. It’s an event involving volunteer givers who will go out into their communities and give away 20 copies of a …

TAKEN by Robert Crais: Q&A and Giveaway

January 23, 2012 – 2:24 am | 48 Comments

Happy Lunar New Year to those who celebrate it! Today is the beginning of the Year of the Dragon, which sounds like it should be my year but it’s not. I’m actually Year of the …

Nerd Chat with SHAKEN Authors

June 13, 2011 – 2:26 am | 4 Comments

When I heard about Shaken: Stories for Japan, the first ever charitable e-book, I knew I wanted to help spread the word. Like everyone else, I was horrified by the disasters in Japan and, because …

Nerd Chat with Author Brett Battles

March 24, 2011 – 2:20 pm | 18 Comments
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Brett Battles’s fourth Jonathan Quinn thriller, The Silenced (Dell, 4/5/11), is about to drop so I invited him by to talk about it and the 237 other projects he has up his sleeve.
First, the description …

Nerd Chat with Hilary Davidson + Giveaway of THE DAMAGE DONE

September 27, 2010 – 12:57 am | 12 Comments
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Hilary Davidson‘s debut mystery novel, The Damage Done, doesn’t drop until tomorrow, September 28, but she’s already a star. Ken Bruen says in a Mulhollandbooks.com post that she’s among “a whole batch of gung ho …

Nerd Chat with Author Sophie Littlefield + Giveaway

June 8, 2010 – 12:06 am | 37 Comments
Steve Hockensmith & Sophie. Photo: Jen Forbus

Last year, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sophie Littlefield when she exploded into the publishing world with her debut novel, A Bad Day for Sorry, featuring her take-no-prisoners heroine, Stella Hardesty, illicit protector of …

Nerd Chat with Thriller Writer Brett Battles + Giveaway

May 23, 2010 – 10:16 pm | 29 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these because I’m lazy selective about who I ask for a chat. Potential interviewees must go through rigorous testing to determine if they have the Cool …

Keeping Her Head in THE CRAZIES

February 26, 2010 – 12:16 am | 17 Comments
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It’s Friday—has your week driven you mad? Well, a friend of mine, actress Christie Lynn Smith, knows all about crazy. She’s here to discuss her latest movie, The Crazies, which opens today.
In the remake of …

Inside the SAG Awards’ Voting Process

January 22, 2010 – 2:21 am | 20 Comments
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The 16th annual SAG Awards are tomorrow, January 23, 2010 (televised on TBS and TNT), but before they’re handed out, I polled three different voters to see how they cast their ballots, not just who …

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