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Fidelity to Character Drives Alice McDermott’s Compelling Fiction

Jun 29, 2007 | Format: Written | Contributor: Ellen Birkett Morris

  After This (Dell Publishing) by Alice McDermott Buy this book via Amazon.com An exclusive Authorlink interview with Alice McDermott Author of AFTER THIS (Dell Publishing)  by Ellen Birkett Morris July 2007 In her latest novel, AFTER THIS, Alice McDermott provides an intimate look at the Keane family, a Catholic family as they deal with the Read more »

Sara Gruen on Publishing: All It Takes Is One “Yes”

May 31, 2007 | Format: Written | Contributor: Ellen Birkett Morris

Water for Elephants (Algonquin) by Sara Gruen Buy this book via Amazon.com   An exclusive Authorlink interview with Sara Gruen Author of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS (Algonquin)  by Ellen Birkett Morris June 2007 Sara Gruen was a day away from starting another novel when she saw an article in the Chicago Tribune on Edward J. Kelty, a Read more »

Charles J. Shields’ Literary Detective Work Yields Vivid Portrait of Harper Lee

Apr 30, 2007 | Format: Written | Contributor: Ellen Birkett Morris

Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee (Henry Holt, 2006) by Charles J. Shields Buy this book via Amazon.com An exclusive Authorlink interview with Charles J. Shields Author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee (Henry Holt, 2006) by Ellen Birkett Morris May 2007   One of the first things Charles J. Shields did when he decided to Read more »

An Exclusive Interview With Maria Gagliano

Mar 1, 2007 | Format: Written | Contributor: Lesley Williams

My first publishing experience was as an intern at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management, where I shadowed agents to learn the ropes of publishing and became well acquainted with the slush pile Read more »

Suzanne Berne: Don’t Be Afraid Of Getting It Wrong

Mar 1, 2007 | Format: Written | Contributor: Ellen Birkett Morris

The Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne Buy this book via Amazon.com An exclusive Authorlink interview with Suzanne Berne Author of The Ghost at the Table by Ellen Birkett Morris March 2007“ A writing teacher once said to me, 'Whatever you do, don't show your readers your price tags.' The Ghost at the Table is Read more »

Tanya Lee Stone Listens to Tough Inner Editor

Feb 1, 2007 | Format: Written | Contributor: Susan VanHecke

An Exclusive Authorlink Interview With Tanya Lee Stone Author of A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl (Wendy Lamb, 2006)) by Susan VanHecke February 2007 A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl (Wendy Lamb) by Tanya Lee Stone ISBN-10: 0385747020 ISBN-13: 978-0385747028 Buy this book via Amazon.com. Though she spent Read more »

Novelist Matt Haig Believes Voice Is Key To Driving the Plot

Jan 31, 2007 | Format: Written | Contributor: Ellen Birkett Morris

The Dead Fathers Club by Phillip Noble Buy this book via Amazon.com   An exclusive Authorlink interview with Matt Haig Author of The Last Family in England and The Dead Fathers Club by Ellen Birkett Morris February 2007 An unusual perspective, a uniquely told tale, or a compelling narrative is often the result of the narrator’s voice. For Read more »

Novelist Elizabeth Berg Relies on the Power of the Unconscious

Oct 31, 2006 | Format: Written | Contributor: Ellen Birkett Morris

The Handmaid and the Carpenter by Elizabeth Berg Buy this book via Amazon.com   An exclusive Authorlink interview with Elizabeth Berg Author of The Handmaid and the Carpenter (Random House, 2006) by Ellen Birkett Morris November, 2006 Novelist Elizabeth Berg believes in the power of the unconscious. So when she woke up from a deep sleep with Read more »

Brad Kessler Uses Myth to Weave Tale of Loss

Sep 29, 2006 | Format: Written | Contributor: Ellen Birkett Morris

Birds in Fall by Brad Kessler Buy this book via Amazon.com An exclusive Authorlink interview with Brad Kessler Author of Birds in Fall (Scribner, 2006) by Ellen Birkett Morris October, 2006 Author Brad Kessler described books as tombstones marking what the author was going through in that time of his or her life. If his latest book, Read more »