Interviews

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.

COMMON SHOCK Kaethe Weingarten Aims to Give Us Hope

September 1, 2003 12:00 am By

In today's world, witnessing violence, both personal and societal, has become a common experience. Kaethe Weingarten, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School-based trauma expert, wanted to prove that we, as individuals, have the power to lessen the impact of witnessing trauma in our society

Dr. Keith Ablow Talks About Creating a Gifted Killer

August 1, 2003 12:00 am By

PSYCHOPATH, Dr. Keith Ablow's fourth thriller in the popular Frank Clevenger series, was released in July 2003 by St. Martin's Press. Here, the author discusses how he originated the idea for the series, how he found a publisher, and how he finds time to write while juggling a busy career as a forensic psychiatrist.

Erica Spindler Talks About Her Latest Book: IN SILENCE

July 1, 2003 12:00 am By

Erica Spindler, USA Today bestselling author, just released her ninth suspense novel, IN SILENCE, from MIRA this June. The paperback version of another of her thrillers, DEAD RUN, was released earlier this summer. She has also published 11 romance novels.

Elizabeth Maguire: Basic Books Hungry for Great Storytellers

April 15, 2003 12:00 am By

In December 2002, Elizabeth (Liz) Maguire was promoted from editorial director to vice president and publisher of Basic Books/Basic Civitas Books and Counterpoint, all part of the Perseus Books Group. She joined the company approximately three years ago after having served as editorial director of Free Press (Simon &Schuster).

Successful Author Bonnie Hearn Hill Proves Persistence Pays

March 15, 2003 12:00 am By

Author Bonnie Hearn Hill has heard voices for years. She just doesn’t pay attention to them. That’s no good, the voices say . What makes you think you can write? You should be spending more time cleaning your house! Honey, do you know how many people are out there trying to write a book? In fact, ignoring those voices finally won her a three-book publishing contract with Mira (a division of Harlequin) before she had even written the second and third manuscripts. They were her first big deals for fiction. But that’s not all. Since the initial book, Intern, was accepted, she has landed a second three-book contract with the same publisher—six titles so far.