Q&A with Allison Brennan

Notorious and Dead Heat by New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan are captivating thrillers. While Notorious is the first novel in a new series featuring investigative crime reporter Max Revere, Dead Heat brings back FBI agent Lucy Kincaid. What is an obvious theme with both novels is the determination to bring justice for the victims.   Elise Cooper: Are you attending the Military Book Fair on November 8th in San Diego?   Allison Brennan: Yes. I am very excited about raising money to help our veterans. Many of my male characters are military background based. I have my characters going into law enforcement since about...

Q & A with Reed Coleman

Blind Spot is the first installment of the Robert B. Parker Jesse Stone series, and is now being authored by Reed F. Coleman who has been commissioned for the next three novels. The plot has Jesse invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team where he is forced to grapple with his memories and regrets over what might have been. Kayla, his former girlfriend and current wife of an old teammate is there as well. While at the reunion, he is called back to investigate the murder of a young woman and the disappearance of her boyfriend.   Elise Cooper: What process did you have to got through to replace Parker as the author of the Jesse Stone...

Richard Castle Interviewed

(This interview was conducted last spring before Castle went missing) RAGING HEAT, the latest Nikki Heat novel from Kingswell is on sale Sept 16th. You can follow him on Twitter @WriteRCastle. And tune in on ABC Sept 29th to find out the latest! Erica Ruth Neubauer: How much do you think the Nikki Heat series is like your real-life relationship with Detective Beckett? Richard Castle: I like to think I draw from the best parts of our adventures to give my readers an unforgettable experience with every novel. A ruggedly handsome writer following a smart, sexy Detective… you can’t get more real-life than that! ERN: Does it change how you feel...

Q&A with M.P. Cooley

Ice Shear is a police procedural where June, a former FBI agent, and now a small town cop, uncovers a murder. After discovering the connection of an outlaw motorcycle gang involved in politics and drugs, the FBI arrives. June must navigate between silently mourning the death of her husband while trying to raise her daughter and hold down a fulltime job on the local police force of the town where she grew up. Besides trying to solve the murder June also runs interference between the FBI and local police force. This debut novel by M. P. Cooley is an intriguing story that is fast-paced and engaging.   Elise Cooper: Why did you decide to...

Q&A with Randy Susan Meyers

Accidents of Marriage, by Randy Susan Meyers, is a compelling look at how traumatic brain injury can affect a family and how each member responds to the extraordinary crisis. Within the chapters Meyers discusses the different perspectives of each family member.   Elise Cooper: Congratulations on being the People Magazine pick of the week for September 12th. Is it because of the theme of the book?   Randy Susan Meyers: Thank you. I hope I am recognized for my writing style, which always has emotional honesty. I do not worry about character likeability. My characters are seen with good traits; yet, having flaws. I always try to...

Q&A with Charles Todd

An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd is a great read. Not only does it have a riveting mysterious plot but it also has details about English society during the World War I period. Since this month marks the 100th anniversary of the war people might want to read this book to immerse themselves in that era. The plot has Bess along with her good family friend Simon setting out to solve the mysterious disappearance of a soldier under her care, as well as attempting to restore Bess’s reputation and clear her name.     Elise Cooper: Did you decide to attend the Military Book Fair on November 8th on the USS Midway because your plots...