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Early Morning Thrills: The Thriller Panel At The BEA

BY admin, MAY 27, 2010 | PERMALINK

This morning at BEA, authors Lee Child, Karen Slaughter and Justin Cronin chatted with blogger Sarah Weinman, of Confessions of an Idosyncratic Mind, about the evolution of their thrillers.

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."


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Author David Black Launches The Extinction Event

BY admin, MAY 26, 2010 | PERMALINK

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.

 

Richard Dreyfuss

 


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Charlaine Harris On The Two Sookie Stackhouses

BY admin, MAY 25, 2010 | PERMALINK

RT Senior Editor Elissa Petruzzi caught up with author Charlaine Harris to discuss all things Sookie Stackhouse. The pair chat about the pronunciation of Sookie, the future of Sookie and Bill on screen versus in the pages, and just how dreamy Stephen Moyer really is!


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BEVERLY CONNOR ON THE IMPORTANCE OF FORENSICS, ARCHAEOLOGY AND SHERLOCK HOLMES

BY admin, MAY 07, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Beverly Connor discusses how her love of forensics, archaeology and Sherlock Holmes has influenced her latest mystery, The Night Killer, and why her research is worth all the effort. 


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WEB EXCLUSIVE REVIEW: PRETTY IN INK BY KAREN E. OLSON

BY admin, MAY 05, 2010 | PERMALINK

Karen E. Olson's latest release, Pretty In Ink, is a *WEB EXCLUSIVE REVIEW* on our site.

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 ..."

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HEROES AND VILLAINS WITH KAREN ROSE - RT BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION 2010

BY admin, MAY 01, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Karen Rose hosted a game of "Heroes vs. Villains" at the convention this morning. 


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Jo Nesbo Visits New York City

BY admin, APRIL 26, 2010 | PERMALINK


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Three Questions For...

BY admin, APRIL 16, 2010 | PERMALINK

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 ..."

 


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