Halloween – how fear and a sugar rush… came together.
Scott Turow’s Identical centers around two Greek families harboring decades-old grudges, some valid and some inconsequential. Set in fictional Kindle County like many of his other works, Scott explores how identical twins are not the same in many ways and how those differences affect the arc of both characters’ lives. Inspired by his own sister’s stillborn twin, the novelist, in our discussion, relates how the story emerged from events in his own childhood .
WikiLeaks is quickly becoming too much… even for Joe the Plumber.
Jeffery Deaver has come up with an innovative approach regarding the structure of his latest novel. The October List is written backwards – chronologically, the end happens before the beginning, a la the film Memento. In our conversation, Deaver delves deeply into his writing technique, including how he edits various drafts and how he decides how many characters will populate his work. Fascinating insight into the mind of a top flight writer follows.
Madonna starts a revolution of love and tolerance – in her own way.
Sandra Brown is one of the few female writers in the action/thriller genre. Her latest, Deadline is a suspense novel laced with romance, set in a Georgia seacoast town. She talks about how she inhabits her characters and balances the relationship aspects with page-turning action sequences. Brown has written over eighty novels, and a recent USO tour of Afghanistan gave her inspiration to include both military and civilian veterans of that conflict in Deadline.
Allowing profanity in broadcasting – should we level the playing field?
Nelson DeMille wrote The Quest almost forty years ago – his first full length novel, originally released only in paperback. He always considered it to be one of his finest works, and upon revisiting it recently, decided it deserved to be exposed to his legion of fans. Working with his editors, he virtually doubled the length of the original manuscript, using his decades of writing experience to develop the characters more deeply and strengthen the plot lines. He shares some of the wisdom he’s gained as a novelist in our conversation.
Trixxi comments on Lady Gaga’s appearance on Andy Cohen’s show “Watch What Happens Live” on Bravo… Andy went “Gaga” over her bod!
Critics say that Never Go Back may be Lee Child’s best Jack Reacher novel to date. Does the writer think so? And what is the future for Reacher films – will they feature Tom Cruise? Can a man Reacher’s size actually take on two men with his hands tied behind his back? The novelist answers these questions and many more in a fascinating interview.