The Angel Luis Colon Interview

Note: Interview conducted by email. Some questions and answers have been edited. Dan & Kate: Congratulations on the release of your second novella, NO HAPPY ENDINGS! What can readers expect from the adventures of your newest creation, Fantine Park? Angel Luis Colon: THE GREATEST STORY EVAH. Oh, sorry. Excited. Well, thanks for the kind words for one! As for Fantine, man, she gets put through the ringer a bit, what with having to rob a sperm bank that’s a front for a much more insidious (and gross) operation while trying to ensure her senior citizen father isn’t perished by her late mother’s old partner. Real family friendly stuff,...

Patricia Cornwell Talks About Chaos

Elise Cooper: Since your main characters involve the police do you want to give a shout out to them? Patricia Cornwell: Yes, and those in the military as well. As with all professional groups, there are bad and unethical people, but there are also those, for the most part, who did exactly what they should do and do a fine job. The cops I know are not like the ones in the videos. The ones I know are those who you would want showing up at your house if something terrible happened. EC: You seem to be very supportive of those in the police? PC: I have donated money to help the police train, because we need to help these people who keep us safe....

David Baldacci talks about NO MAN’S LAND

    Elise Cooper: Many of your books have a shout out to the military?   David Baldacci:  My dad was in the Navy, and I have a lot of friends in the military and police.  I think those in the military and police are very special people, which is why I wrote this book quote about Puller a former combat veteran and now a CID investigator, sprinting ‘toward, not away from, the violence.’ I have tremendous respect for them.  It is an incredibly difficult job under the best of circumstances and far more complicated than people realize.  We need to hold these people up and encourage them to serve in these professions.   EC: DARPA,...

Marcia Clark talks MORAL DEFENSE

Moral Defense Marcia Clark The Second Samantha Brinkman Nov 8th, 2016 Thomas & Mercer Moral Defense by Marcia Clark brings back defense attorney Samantha (Sam) Brinkman. This second novel of the series is as riveting and suspenseful as the first, Blood Defense. What makes these novels by Clark unique is that within gripping crimes she allows the readers to gain a glimpse of the inner workings of the judicial system. In this book there are four sub-plots. Samantha promises her dad, LAPD Detective Dale Pearson, to investigate the allegations of excessive force by his peer, Detective Kevin Hausch; the Oroczo family, gang members who expect...

THE BENJAMIN PERCY INTERVIEW

Dan & Kate: THRILL ME: ESSAYS ON FICTION just hit shelves October 18, 2016. GREEN ARROW continues to be a hot seller for DC Comics with the REBIRTH issue selling over 100,000 copies! Your novel THE DARK NET is slated for 2017 from Houghton Mifflin. This is an immense output! And with this writing, how do you keep all of your worlds and words in line? How do you make sure Oliver Queen doesn’t end up in a Minnesota Monthly essay? Benjamin Percy: Some days my brain does feel like it’s getting shredded into confetti. Comics, novels, screenplays, the occasional essay or article or short story or book review. Too many projects and not enough...

William Butterworth IV talks about BROKEN TRUST an...

Broken Trust W. E. B. Griffin and William Butterworth IV G. P. Putnam October 4th, 2016 Broken Trust by W.E.B. Griffin and his son William E. Butterworth IV has many relevant themes intertwined within an action packed plot. This Badge Of Honor Series offers a lot of insight into the lives and challenges of the police. With officers being threatened all across this country this book is a very welcome read. The plot begins when Philadelphia Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne sees a shootout while off duty. Known as “Wyatt Earp of the Main Line,” he becomes actively involved even though he is recuperating from a serious gunshot wound. He finds that...