Interviews

Laurie Lynn Drummond: Anything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You

May 15, 2004 12:00 am By

Laurie Lynn Drummond spent eight years as a uniformed police officer for the Baton Rouge Police Department, until a fateful on-the-job auto accident flipped the course of her life forever. In her superb debut book about female police officers, Laurie tells the gritty, brutal truth about her work, while capturing the courage, compassion, fears, and vulnerability of five women whose ten stories take one's breath away as they face the shimmering images of death and brutality.

Lisa Tucker: “Play Your Heart. That’s What You’re Really After.”

May 1, 2004 12:00 am By

Lisa Tucker is the author of the intoxicating book, SHOUT DOWN THE MOON (Downtown Press/Pocket/Simon & Schuster, April 2004) In her second work (following her acclaimed debut novel, The Song Reader), Lisa offers a mesmerizing story of a young woman whose past threatens to destroy the life she has created for herself and her young son.

Laurie Fox’sThe Lost Girls: A Love Letter to the Imagination

February 1, 2004 12:00 am By

​Laurie Fox calls her newest book, "a love letter to the imagination." And rightly so. THE LOST GIRLS is a brilliantly-written novel about the borderland of reality and fantasy. After her bestselling debut work, MY SISTER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, Laurie Fox returns with a magical new story which plays on the themes of J.M. Barrie's beloved fairytale, PETER PAN.

Frank Corsaro Publishes First Novel, Kunma, at Age 70

January 1, 2004 12:00 am By

Throughout his long and successful creative career, Frank Corsaro has served as a stage director, and as artisitc director for both the Juilliard Opera Center and the Actor's Studio in New York City. But at age 70, he has once again reinvented himself-—this time as a debut novelist. In the summer of 2003, his book, KUNMA, at last was released by Tom Doherty Associates, an imprint of St.Martin's Press.

A Talk With DBC Pierre, Creator of Vernon God Little

December 15, 2003 12:00 am By

Australian-born author DBC Pierre, whose real name is Peter Finlay, won the 2003 Man Booker Prize for Fiction in October. He will earn £50,000 ($80,000) with a satirical tale of contemporary America, titled Vernon God Little, published by Faber & Faber.

Jed Donahue Discusses the Rebirth of Conservative Publishing in New York

November 15, 2003 12:00 am By

The New York publishing industry--cleaving mostly to the political left for decades--is at last striving to create a more balanced literary landscape. Two major publishers, Crown (Random House) and Penguin Putnam each recently launched new conservative socioeconomic and political lines, reflecting (or perhaps cashing in on) the changing mood of the country under a Republican President, a GOP majority in the House, Senate, and among U.S.governors.

Adrian Zackheim Discusses the Rebirth of Conservative Publishing in New York

November 1, 2003 12:00 am By

The New York publishing industry—cleaving mostly to the political left for decades—is at last striving to create a more balanced literary landscape. Two major publishers, Penguin Putnam an Crown (Random House), each recently launched new conservative socioeconomic and political lines, reflecting (or perhaps cashing in on) the changing mood of the country under a Republican President, a GOP majority in the House, Senate, and among U.S.governors.

Michaela Hamilton: A New Kind of Energy at Kensington

October 15, 2003 12:00 am By

There's a new kind of energy at Kensington Publishing Corp. And it has been building since Michaela Hamilton ascended the elevator at 850 Third Avenue two years ago. After a 25-year career in book publishing (including 10 years as editor-in-chief of NAL) and a few years at freelance editing, Michaela got the offer from Kensington founder and CEO Walter Zacharius to become the company's new editor-in-chief. Now this ball of fire has the freedom to realize a vision she and Walter share.

Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point by David Lipsky

October 1, 2003 12:00 am By

F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote to a young friend seeking advice on her writing: "You've got to sell your heart, your strongest reactions, not the little minor things that only touch you lightly. . . " Now, acclaimed contemporary novelist and journalist David Lipsky, a fan of Fitzgerald, has done just that.