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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 »

Kay Gill Has a Compelling Reason to Write

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

Mirel’s Daughter by Kay Gill Buy this book via Amazon.com An exclusive Authorlink interview with Kay Gill Author of Mirel’s Daughter (Fleur-de-Lis Press, 2006) by Ellen Birkett Morris August 2006 Every once in a while a writer encounters a story so compelling that he or she is driven to capture it on the page. Such was the Read more »

An Exclusive Interview With Mark Tavani

Jul 1, 2006 | Format: Written | Contributor: Chrisy Long

I had majored in writing at the University of Pittsburgh and when I decided that I did not want make a career of being a forestry aid, I also decided that I wanted to do something that involved my greatest passion—writing. I began looking into the publishing industry, one contact led to another, and eventually I was put in touch with Nita Taublib at Bantam. Bantam didn’t have any suitable and open positions at that time, but Ballantine did, and Nita suggested I speak with them. I did and the next day I had a job offer Read more »

An Exclusive Interview With Melody Guy Senior Editor Ballantine

Jun 1, 2006 | Format: Written | Contributor: Lesley Williams

My mother would take me to the library weekly when I was a child and I would take out a stack of books and read every one of them. Eventually we grew to know the staff of the library so well that they offered my mother a job and she’s been working at her local library for more than 20 years Read more »