BEHIND THE BOOK WITH MARY ANNA EVANS Jul27

BEHIND THE BOOK WITH MARY ANNA EVANS

The How, Where and Why of CATACOMBS: A Faye Longchamp Mystery by Mary Anna Evans Since the publication of Artifacts, the first novel in your series about Faye Longchamp, an archeologist who is also a sleuth, your work has drawn the attention of mystery fans who enjoy a historical theme to go with murder most foul. Has there been one Faye book in particular that elicited the most responses from your readers? MAE: I frequently get emails from people who want to know if a particular person or place that I’ve included in a historical backstory is real. If I had to say which book got the most questions about the backstory, I’d have...

Behind the Book: Tony Lee Moral May11

Behind the Book: Tony Lee Moral

How Alfred Hitchcock inspired THE HAUNTING OF ALICE MAY by Tony Lee Moral Alfred Hitchcock has been a huge influence on my life and work. I’ve written three non-fiction books about the Master of Suspense and he inspired my latest novel, THE HAUNTING OF ALICE MAY. Hitchcock had the greatest of all things, a story to tell. In finding ideas to adapt to film and television, he often turned to newspaper articles, short stories, plays and novels. Audiences knew that with a Hitchcock story they would have a good time, they may be frightened, or they may be amused, as Hitchcock had an individual personality as a storyteller and the Master of...

BEHIND THE BOOK: ED IFKOVIC

North to Alaska: Researching RUN COLD: An Edna Ferber Mystery Even as a small boy in rural Connecticut, Alaska fascinated me. In fact, I believe I still own one-square-inch of that enormous and mysterious state. Back then, the late 1940s and early 1950s, my brother, sister, and I often huddled on winter nights by the Zenith console radio in the family parlor, and we listened to Sergeant Preston of the Yukon. Thrilled by the calamitous sound effects that blasted through the speakers—the howling night wind and the eerie baying of the menacing wolves—as well as the dramatic mushing of Preston’s faithful husky King—I shivered as I imagined the...

BEHIND THE BOOK – S.A. Cosby

SO, WHO THE HELL IS S.A. COSBY AND WHAT IS MY DARKEST PRAYER?   Those of you who know Dan Malmon know he is a kind-hearted, genial man of refined taste and … Hahaha I’m sorry I thought I could say that with a straight face. Just kidding Dan. Dan has graciously asked me to write a little missive about myself and my upcoming novel. Who am I you may ask? Well, I’m S.A. Cosby. And my upcoming novel is called MY DARKEST PRAYER.     A little about me. I am a writer from the hills of Southeastern Virginia. I’ve held many jobs from which I have been fired many times. At various points in my life I have been: A construction worker. A...

BEHIND THE BOOK: N. Lawrence Mann Dec10

BEHIND THE BOOK: N. Lawrence Mann

I’m a science guy when all is said and done, and as I could never get myself focused enough in grade school or high school to make a career out of it, I am left with only a qualitative understanding of how the universe works. Don’t make me try to dissect formulas on a whiteboard in front of people. I will leave that to the people who actually knew what they wanted to be in grade school and obtained the grades necessary to follow their dreams. But I always love a good conversation about what we, as homo sapiens, know or think we know about the world in our small amount of time on this planet. There are two popular explanations of how the...