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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 »

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 »