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Author News & Interviews

Author Talk: Brad Meltzer, author of The President's Shadow

Jun 18, 2015

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE INNER CIRCLE, THE BOOK OF FATE and seven other thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Meltzer is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for nonfiction, advice, children's books and graphic novels. Now, brilliant archivist Beecher White returns in Meltzer's latest book, THE PRESIDENT’S SHADOW, when an arm is discovered buried in the White House Rose Garden with an alarming message intended for Beecher. In this interview, Meltzer reveals the inspiration behind his vivid premise and why he’ll never forget his first manuscript’s rejection. He also suggests a reason political thrillers will never go out of style and --- unrelated --- why it’s good to have friends in the Secret Service.

Author Talk: Laura Dave, author of Eight Hundred Grapes

Jun 5, 2015

Laura Dave is the author of three previous books, and her latest, EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES, is being hailed as her breakout hit. Set in the lush backdrop of Sonoma’s wine country, it’s a heartbreaking, funny and deeply evocative novel about love, marriage, family, wine and the treacherous terrain in which they all intersect. In this interview, Dave opens up about setting her story in the heart of wine country and her fascination with the winemaking process --- in addition to some of her favorite wines. She also talks about why she is constantly surprised and delighted by her characters and the exciting new novel she’s working on next.

Interview: Matt Coyle, author of Night Tremors: A Rick Cahill Novel

Jun 4, 2015

Any Matt Coyle book reads like a Raymond Chandler novel, set in tony La Jolla adjacent to San Diego. You’ll be enthralled and intrigued, wince when Rick Cahill’s wrist is broken --- and tuck it away to read again or share with a friend. NIGHT TREMORS, Coyle's second in the hardboiled PI series following YESTERDAY'S ECHO, has Rick taking on “the ugly side of San Diego,” including a corrupt cop who wormed his way to the position of police chief. Coyle chats with Bookreporter.com’s Dean Murphy about the psyche of his protagonist, the craft of writing, his life as an author, and the power of the written word.

Interview: Mary Kay Andrews, author of Beach Town

May 21, 2015

It wouldn’t be summer without an exciting new book from the “Queen of the Summer Beach Read” herself, Mary Kay Andrews. Her latest, aptly titled BEACH TOWN, does not disappoint. When movie location scout Greer Hennessy zeroes in on a sleepy Florida panhandle town, its mayor and born-again environmentalist Eben Thibadeaux will do whatever he can to protect it --- if he can resist his growing attraction to Greer. In this interview, Mary Kay talks to The Book Report Network's Amie Taylor about the book, including insights into the setting, the characters and --- her favorite part of all --- her protagonists’ “meet cute.” She also shares what she’s working on next, which readers can expect to see --- you guessed it! --- next summer.

Interview: Sarah Vaughan, author of The Art of Baking Blind

May 8, 2015

After 11 years working at the Guardian as a news reporter, health correspondent and political correspondent, Sarah Vaughan started freelancing and working on her first novel. THE ART OF BAKING BLIND is a delicious and heartfelt debut, in which five amateur bakers compete in a baking competition only to discover that the recipe for happiness may not be so easy to follow. In this interview with The Book Report Network's Norah Piehl, Vaughan reveals why she chose to set her novel at a cooking competition and some suggested further reading for inspired amateur bakers. She also admits that cooking for her is “a way of creating order out of chaos” and that food in families is never simply about nutrition.