AUTHOR INTERVIEWS. Get up close, personal conversations with authors and screenwriters. How they write, think, and succeed.

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.


July 1, 2002 12:00 am By

Late last year, the President signed into law the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. Under the new law—which adds 20 years to most copyright terms—no new works will enter the public domain until 2019. Enacted to ensure adequate protection for U.S. works abroad, the new act restricts access to works published after 1922. As this article points out, passage of the act has changed the rules for using public domain materials—a rich source of quality, inexpensive content for many smaller publishers. Unfortunately, those who rely on such materials will be adversely affected by these new rules.

An Exclusive Authorlink Interview with David Ebershoff

March 1, 2002 7:47 pm By

In addition to his publishing role at Random House, David Ebershoff is the author of The Danish Girl and The Rose City. The Danish Girl won the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters and the Lambda Literary Award. His latest work, Pasadena, a novel, will be released by Random House in the summer of 2002. David is a visiting lecturer in fiction writing at Princeton, and lives in New York City.

An Exclusive Authorlink Interview With Martha Levin

March 1, 2002 7:40 pm By

Martha Levin joined Simon & Schuster last April to expand the Free Press’s serious nonfiction lines to include literary fiction and other works. As publisher, she is responsible for every aspect of the publishing process: what the Free Press buys, publishes, how the house promotes, publicizes, how the books look, and what books get reprinted.