Thriller author Andrew Grant offers candid answers to RT Assistant Web Editor Whitney Sullivan. They discuss his new release, Die Twice, the progression of his thriller series and what readers can expect next ...
They spoke about the influence of their audience on their writing:
Slaughter said that she satisfies herself first, "I write what I want to be writing, not what I think fans want."
Cronin thought of himself as a reader while he was writing The Passage. "I was feeling nostalgic for the great big fat stories ... plot driven stories" that he loves reading, so he took that mindset to his writing.
In order to control the quality of his work, Child writes every story "as if it is my first book and my last book."
They also discussed the nature of expanding a series:
Child cautioned, "with a series the huge danger is getting lazy ... or falling in love with a character" as these two sins ineviably kill a series.
Cronin knew he needed three books to tell this story, but it was "just an idea - this wonderful toy I could play with and see what happened."
Last night author David Black launched his tenth book The Extinction Event. This is the author's first book since his 1998 release An Impossible Life. Black, a well known television writer, has been keeping busy in recent years with creating episodes for the hit TV shows Law & Order and CSI: Miami.
The Extinction Event party was at Elaine's on Manhattan's upper west side and included such notable guests as actors Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Riegert and broadway star Patti Lupone.
David greets his guests
Elaine's was absolutely packed with family, friends, fans and celebrities.
RT Reviewer Pat Cooper says of the mystery "What happens in Vegas and all that aside, readers will be glad Olson's willing to relate the antics of tattoo artist Brett Kavanaugh and her pals. Sinful, sexy, witty and eccentric ..."
The reaction to our special mystery coverage in the April issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS was fantastic! We know you loved the package of articles, especially the "Three Question For ..." feature that highlighted 34 authors that RT editors met last year at Bouchercon, a convention for mystery lovers. Because we had so much more material than could fit in the magazine, we thought you'd like hearing from even more mystery authors. Here is another round of "Three Questions For ..."