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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 »

An Exclusive Interview with Kathy Dawson, Associate Editorial Director, Harcourt Children’s Books

Sep 20, 2006 | Format: Written | Contributor: Lesley Williams

I never had any question that publishing was the arena for me, having grown up loving books, writing bad poetry (my favorite was about a pizza guy), and being fascinated by the way words worked. When I began my job search, my boyfriend at the time was going to journalism school with the daughter of the publisher of Philomel Books, Patricia Lee Gauch Read more »

Kim Edwards Doesn’t Choose Stories; They Choose Her

Sep 1, 2006 | Format: Written | Contributor: Ellen Birkett Morris

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards Buy this book via Amazon.com “An exclusive Authorlink intervie with Kim Edwards Author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Penguin Group (USA) 2006) by Ellen Birkett Morris September, 2006 All stories feel a little bit like gifts. I don't choose stories as much as they choose me. Certain ideas, overheard snatches Read more »

An Exclusive Interview with Sarah Durand, Senior Editor, Morrow/Avon

Aug 1, 2006 | Format: Written | Contributor: Authorlink Staff

I remember pretending to read books to my friends when I was a toddler and even before I could read—but I would hold the book upside down! I later remember reading the first three books in the Little House series sitting in my parents’ car on a road trip—reading words I didn’t understand out loud to my Mom. I loved stories of adventure and heroic young girls caught up in strange situations—like LITTLE HOUSE or Read more »