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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Lisa Lutz, author of Trail of the Spellmans: Document #5

Mar 2, 2012

In TRAIL OF THE SPELLMANS, the newest installment in Lisa Lutz’s Spellman series, the Spellman family is in chaos and Izzy is trying to avoid her questioning boyfriend while tackling the case of a mysterious mathematician. In this interview, conducted by Bookreporter.com’s Donna Volkenannt, Lutz talks about her inspiration for writing these novels. She also shares her thoughts on the redesign of the covers, describes her process of developing characters, and gives a glimpse into her next book. 

Interview: Derf Backderf, author of My Friend Dahmer

Mar 1, 2012

Long before he became a cartoonist and writer, Derf Backderf was unwittingly part of a horrifying story: He was a classmate of Jeffrey Dahmer. Once the serial killer’s awful crimes began to come to light, Backderf went back into his own memories, and those of his other friends, to see what happened. The result is the shocking and honest memoir My Friend Dahmer.

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 Bookreporter.com’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: 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: Keshni Kashyap, author of Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary

Jan 13, 2012

Writer Keshni Kashyap discusses what makes her heroine, a high school sophomore discovering the philosophies of Jean-Paul Sartre, exist…and grow.