Interviews

An Exclusive Interview With Novelist Laura Van Wormer Part One

November 15, 2001 12:00 am By

You want to be published? Novelist Laura Van Wormer can tell you how to do it, for three reasons. First, she’s written 10 books since 1988. The most recent, Trouble Becomes Her, the third in the Sally Harrington series, was released in early November by Mira. Second, before she started writing she was an editor at Doubleday. Finally, despite her tenure at Doubleday, she made some of the same mistakes in her writing career that the rest of us do.

Chris Keesler, Senior Editor Dorchester Leisure Books

September 1, 2001 7:02 pm By

The way to Chris Keesler's heart is through a good query letter. A feisty love story that knows when to break the rules doesn't hurt either. Keesler is a romance editor, one of only a few fellas in a female-dominated field. His position on the flip side of the gender divide works to his and his writers' advantage.

Emily Bestler, Vice President and Executive Editorial Director Pocket Books

August 20, 2001 7:30 pm By

Emily Bestler learned early to love books. "When I started reading, I was doing something everybody else in the family did," she said. "It's what we did together as a family." It's a tradition she's passing along to her three children - girls 9 and 8 and a boy, 4. They want to be writers when they grow up, though, not an editor like mom.

An Exclusive Authorlink Interview With Author John Connolly

July 1, 2001 12:00 am By

John Connolly is the author of Dark Hollow. Private detective Charlie Parker finds himself hunting a mythical killer through the forests of Maine in winter, decades after his own grandfather tried to find and capture the same killer. (Simon & Schuster, July 2001).

An Exclusive Authorlink Interview With Author David Ebershoff

May 1, 2001 12:00 am By

David Ebershoff is author of The Rose City, a collection of seven short stories about men and boys forging their way in a chaotic world (Viking; Weidenfeld & Nicholson in the UK, May 2001). David also is publishing director for The Modern Library , an imprint of Random House.

An Exclusive Authorlink Interview With Novelist Neal Bowers

April 15, 2001 12:00 am By

Novelist Neal Bowers' latest work, Loose Ends (Random House, Spring 2001), is a darkly funny tale whose style and wit mark the debut of a very special writer. Here he talks candidly to aspiring Authorlink writers about his career as an author published by a major house.

An Exclusive Authorlink Interview With Author Julie Salamon

March 15, 2001 12:00 am By

Julie Salamon is an author, journalist and critic whose books include The Devil's Candy (a national bestseller), The Net of Dreams, White Lies, and The Christmas Tree--a New York Times bestseller. She is now a television critic for The New York Times. Her latest book, Facing the Wind, A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation (click to order via Amazon.com), will be released by Random House in April, 2001.