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Artists Rely On Deep Stubbornness to Succeed, Says Mark Doty

Feb 29, 2008 | Format: Written | Contributor: Ellen Birkett Morris

Artists Rely On Deep Stubbornness to Succeed, Says Mark Doty   Dog Years: A Memoir (HarperCollins Publishers) by Mark Doty Buy this book via Amazon.com   An Exclusive Authorlink Interview with Mark Doty New York Times bestselling poet And author of DOG YEARS: A MEMOIR (HarperCollins Publishers) by Ellen Birkett Morris March 2008 In Read more »

Patricia Schultz Strives to Capture The Spirit of A Thousand Places

Dec 28, 2007 | Format: Written | Contributor: Ellen Birkett Morris

  1,000 Places to See Before You Die (Workman Publishing) by Patricia Schultz Buy this book via Amazon.com An Exclusive Authorlink Interview with Patricia Schultz Author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die (Workman Publishing) by Ellen Birkett Morris January 2008 Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die (Workman Publishing) and its Read more »

Ellen Baker Calls On Subconscious Memories To Create Authentic Characters

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

Keeping the House (Random House) by Ellen Baker Buy this book via Amazon.com An exclusive Authorlink interview with Ellen Baker, author of Keeping the House (Random House)  by Ellen Birkett Morris December 2007 Like many aspiring writers, Ellen Baker started writing when she was young and kept writing as she earned degrees, worked in non-writing jobs and Read more »

Novelist Amy Bloom Advises: The Goal Is Not To Get It Done; The Goal Is To Be Good

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

  Away (Random House) by Amy Bloom Buy this book via Amazon.com An Exclusive Authorlink Interview with Amy Bloom Author of Away (Random House 2007) and other novels by Ellen Birkett Morris November 2007 In her latest novel, Away, Amy Bloom tells a story that is both personal and panoramic. The story follows the journey of Lillian Read more »

Jacquelyn Mitchard Believes Plotting Is Paramount to A Good Novel

Sep 27, 2007 | Format: Written | Contributor: Ellen Birkett Morris

  Still Summer (Grand Central Publishing) by Jacqueline Mitchard Buy this book via Amazon.com   An Exclusive Authorlink Interview With Novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard Author of Still Summer  by Ellen Birkett Morris October 2007   Novelist, syndicated columnist, essayist and children/YA author all describe writer Jacquelyn Mitchard. While Mitchard is perhaps best known as the author of Read more »

Biographer Stephanie Hemphill Digs Deep for Sylvia Plath’s Emotional Truths

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

Your Own Sylvia (Random House) by Stephanie Hemphill Buy this book via Amazon.com   An exclusive Authorlink interview with Stephanie Hemphill Author of Your Own Sylvia by Ellen Birkett Morris September 2007   For poet Stephanie Hemphill the work of Sylvia Plath was more than a minor obsession. Plath’s work both spoke to her personally Read more »

Self-Taught Novelist Patricia Marx Advises Newcomers to Tap Their Inner Voices

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

  Him Her Him Again The End of Him (Simon & Schuster Trade) by Patricia Marx Buy this book via Amazon.com An exclusive Authorlink interview with Patricia Marx Author of Him Her Him Again The End of Him (Simon & Schuster Trade)  by Ellen Birkett Morris August 2007   As editor of her high school yearbook, the Read more »

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 »