The Tom King and Mitch Gerads interview

Dan: Tom King, your previous career as a former operative for the CIA has become the stuff of legend among the Comic Book Community. Has SHERIFF OF BABYLON – a book about post-Saddam Husain Iraq – always been a book you’ve wanted to write? Or is it a case of art imitating life? Tom King: In all honesty, I didn’t really want to write directly about my CIA stuff. I don’t know, it felt a little cheap somehow and maybe I also kind of didn’t want to spend time in that world for all those PTSD guilt reasons. But, Vertigo had come to me asking for a crime series and this setting just seemed to fit; there was so much to explore here, which is the...

The Chuck Wendig Interview

Dan & Kate: STAR WARS: AFTERMATH: LIFE DEBT came out July 12, 2015, and INVASIVE is due out a little over a month later on August 16th. Both works are rooted in science fiction, with INVASIVE being that much closer to science fact. Tell us how you go about switching brain gears from the pop-culture phenomenon that takes place in a galaxy far, far away, to the world of INVASIVE – which may be closer than we realize? Chuck Wendig: As it turns out, the brain has something called a ‘narrative clock.’ It’s similar to all the other little clocks we have ticking in our heads – biological clock, our sleep clock, and so forth. The narrative...

Jon Interviews Writing Maven Wendy Corsi Staub

Jon: I want to start by digging into something that kind of blows my mind. You’ve written over eighty books. You have at least two books a year coming out. What is your schedule like?  Do you have time for anything besides writing? Wendy Corsi Staub: The short answers are hectic, and no. When I say I work seven days a week, 12-14 hours a day in my home office, I’m not exaggerating. When I’m not traveling, that is what I’m doing. It’s not ideal, and I worry that it’s going to kill me, but it’s been necessary. I’ve honestly had to sacrifice just about every shred of personal time to make this career work, with two exceptions. The first: I’ve...

Interview with a Death Investigator, Part I of II

Some of the images and written descriptions may be difficult for some of our readers to view. Please use caution. Joseph Scott Morgan is a man in the truest sense. He was a death investigator from 1985 to 2005, first in New Orleans then in Atlanta. Think about that for a second… 20 years on the front lines, staring into the abyss. Then, like the man said, the abyss looked back. Long and hard. Joe, as I like to call him, was medically retired in 2005 with PTSD. Now, what makes him a man to me is that he went through all that and came out even more human t han he was when he started. He is one of the realest people I have ever spoken...

THE LAST SHIP’s Elisabeth Rohm talks about s...

Elisabeth Rohm has been acting since 1997. People might know her for her portrayals of Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn in the TV series “Law & Order,” DA Amanda Taylor in “Stalker,” Polito in the movie “American Hustle,” Peggy in the movie “Joy,” and now Allison Shaw in the TNT series “The Last Ship,” now in its third season. The show’s plot has the world recovering from a global virus pandemic that nearly destroyed the population. This third season involves two plots, an action adventure that has a U.S. naval destroyer combating the Chinese and pirates, while on the home front the president and his administration are...

Andrew Gross Interview about THE ONE MAN

Interview with Andrew Gross Jon Jordan: Andrew, what was the genesis of Nathan Blum and the story you’ve told with him? Andrew Gross: My father-in-law came to this country in April of 1939, six months before the war. He never knew the fates of any of his family. As it turned out, he was the only one in his entire family to survive. He never talked about his life back in Poland. My wife knew nothing of her family history, even of her own grandparents. Like a lot of survivors, he carried a mantle of sadness and guilt around with him his whole life, never sharing what it was from. During the war he signed up to fight for his new country, and...