INTERVIEW WITH CHARLES ROSENBERG

The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington Charles Rosenberg Harper Collins Pub. June 26th, 2018     The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington by Charles Rosenberg is a great Fourth of July novel. Anyone who feels a sense of patriotism will want to read this gripping story about America’s General George Washington. The suspense ratchets up as readers wonder what will happen to one of America’s greatest heroes. This thought-provoking alternative history book takes place in the midst of the American Revolution. An English plot to kidnap General George Washington, brings him overseas to England, and puts...

INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT DUGANI

A Steep Price (Tracy Crosswhite Book 6) Robert Dugoni Thomas & Mercer Pub June 26th, 2018 A Steep Price by Robert Dugoni perfectly balances the character’s professional and personal lives.  This sixth book in the series continues with Seattle Violent Crimes homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite and her fellow A-Team colleagues.  Although the two cases to solve are not related, Dugoni is able to show how a real precinct works. The first crime has Vic Fazzio (Faz) and his partner investigating the murder of a community activist who stood up to the realities of drug dealing, sex escorts, and gangs. Faz’s determination to nail the obvious...

INTERVIEW WITH LIBBY SHAW FROM THE PRINCE BY KATHA...

  You are pretty single-minded about achieving your goal to become a doctor even though the social norms emphasized women lacked the physical and moral nature to be physicians or surgeons. But it is obvious you could not do it without Ziyaeddin Mizra who is your greatest supporter and advocate. You both are very mysterious. Thanks for the interview. EC: So, why do you want to be a surgeon? Libby: The human body is absolutely fascinating, especially the skeletal and muscular systems. Also, I like solving puzzles and making order of that which is disordered. When the body is broken or damaged, I find great joy in repairing it. EC: Are...

INTERVIEW WITH PETER KIRSANOW

SECOND STRIKE (Mike Garin Book 2) Peter Kirsanow Dutton Pub May 15th, 2018     SECOND STRIKE  by Peter Kirsanow has Special Operator Michael Garin returning to save the day again.  This Superman quote applies, Garin “fights the unending battle for truth, justice, and the American way.” He will once again face off against his nemesis, Russian Special Operator Taras Bor in this action-packed thriller. At the center of the plot is the ongoing geopolitical tension between Russia and America.  Just weeks after thwarting an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack by the Russians and Iranians, Garin and company realize that Russia is planning...

INTERVIEW WITH GEO SHAW FROM JENNIFER HILLIER̵...

We will discuss with Geo Shaw, from Jennifer Hillier‘s JAR OF HEARTS, how she endured abuse, her best friends’ murder, going to prison, and the scorn of the community. EC:  Do you think people can reinvent their life—did you? Geo Shaw: I’m working on it. I have a lot of baggage that follows me wherever I go. But I believe we can do anything if we work hard enough and want it bad enough. I made it all the way to vice president of a large pharmaceutical company by the time I turned 30. That isn’t nothing. I’ve reinvented myself a few times now—I know I can do it again. And honestly, what other choice is there? EC: Did...

BEHIND THE BOOK – Fiction in the 1930’...

There are several different ways an author can approach writing a story set in another time period. They can do a lot of research on the time in order to get the historical details accurate. That’s an important part of the process because the same type of reader attracted to historical fiction will most likely know quite a bit about the era in which your story is set and won’t be shy about pointing out inaccuracies in their reviews.  But data on details and events can only get a writer so far. After all, you’re writing a novel, not a history book. It’s up to the writer to do more than just the details right. Tone is equally important, as is...