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Joanne Harris, Bestselling Author of Chocolat Again Weaves Her Magic

Oct 28, 2012 | Format: Audio | Contributor: Doris Booth

Anyone who has read Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat, an international bestseller, will be familiar with the deliciously warm character of Vianne Rocher. In Harris’ latest novel, PEACHES FOR FATHER FRANCIS (Viking October 2012), it’s eight years later and Vianne receives a letter from beyond the grave from her friend Armande, summoning her back from her life on a houseboat in Paris to the quaint village of Lansquenet where she used to run her chocolate shop Read more »

Jennifer Dubois is Finding Meaning in the Face of Doom

Sep 27, 2012 | Format: Audio | Contributor: Doris Booth

In Jennifer DuBois’ debut novel, A PARTIAL HISTORY OF LOST CAUSES (Dial Press Trade Paperback 2012), a long-lost letter links two disparate characters each searching for meaning against seemingly insurmountable odds— – a former Soviet chess champion running a presidential campaign against Putin and a young woman living in fear of a disease she knows she will inherit Read more »

Kobo Books Dives Beneath the Covers of Fifty Shades of Grey

Aug 28, 2012 | Format: Audio | Contributor: Doris Booth

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James continues to turn up the heat on e-book sales. Everybody’s reading it and the momentum for this phenomeonon is showing no signs of slowing. The hot series continues to top Kobo Books’ bestseller lists. Just last month, the title had sold 20 million copies in the US alone Read more »

Spencer Quinn’s New Chet and Bernie Mystery Captures the Emotional Connection Between Man and Dog

Jul 29, 2012 | Format: Audio | Contributor: Doris Booth

Spencer Quinn burst onto the literary scene three novels back with bestseller Dog On It, a fresh and funny romp hailed as “pure comedic genius” by Publishers Weekly. Narrated by Chet the Dog and co-starring his favorite human, private investigator Bernie Little, Quinn’s remarkable debut prompted the Los Angeles Times to write, “Nothing short of masterful…Sequels are a given, and a must.” Read more »

Luanne Rice Writes Novels in Her Dreams and Millions of Readers Listen In

Jun 26, 2012 | Format: Audio | Contributor: Doris Booth

Luanne Rice admits that that she “writes in her dreams.” Lucky for readers, the practice has resulted in thirty compelling New York Times bestselling novels. In this intimate Authorlink AUDIO interview, Luanne talks about abuse and family violence, a topic she often explores in her novels, and about how victims can find healing and peace Read more »

Ellen Hopkins Teaches Once You Tilt the Truth It Becomes a Lie

May 25, 2012 | Format: Audio | Contributor: Doris Booth

How do we each find the strength to hold on when our world has been tilted completely off its axis? New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins explores the question in her latest young adult novel, TILT, to be released from Simon & Schuster in September Read more »

What Motivates Liza Marklund, Queen of Scandinavian Crime Fiction?

Apr 27, 2012 | Format: Audio | Contributor: Doris Booth

What Motivates Liza Marklund, Queen of Scandinavian Crime Fiction? An exclusive Authorlink AUDIO interview with the author of Last Will May 2012 Authorlink Edition Last Will by Liza Marklund (Emily Bestler/Atria May 2012) Photo by Annika Marklund New York Times Betselling author Liza Marklund     Liza Marklund Play 15-minute audio interview (May take a Read more »

Debut Novelist Nick Dybek Explores Forces That Make a Good Man Go Bad

Mar 28, 2012 | Format: Audio | Contributor: Doris Booth

From young and talented Nick Dybek comes a stunning and suspenseful debut novel, WHEN CAPTAIN FLINT WAS STILL A GOOD MAN. The story, set in a desolate fishing village in the Pacific Northwest, centers on a teenaged boy who loved hearing his father– a deep sea fisherman–invent stories about Treasure Island’s Captain Flint, before Flint became a murderous pirate captain Read more »