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After earning a degree in business administration at NYU, Mark Rubinstein served in the U.S. Army as a field medic tending to paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division. After his discharge he returned to college, went to medical school and became a physician, then a psychiatrist. As a forensic psychiatrist, he was an expert witness in many trials. As an attending psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital and a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Cornell, he taught psychiatric residents, psychologists and social workers while practicing psychiatry. Rubinstein's high-octane thrillers Mad Dog House (2012) and its sequel, Mad Dog Justice (2014), were both finalists for the ForeWord Book of the Year Award. His 2nd thriller, Love Gone Mad, was published in September 2013 and his novella, The Foot Soldier (November 2013) won the Silver award in the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards competition, in the Popular Fiction category. His novella, Return to Sandara, (October 2014), won the gold IPPY Award for Suspense/Fiction. Before turning to fiction, he co-authored five self-help books on psychological and medical topics. His latest novel, The Lovers' Tango, was published on June 1, 2015. To learn more, please visit:

Entries by Mark Rubinstein

Acclaimed Authors Talk About Procrastination

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2016 | 12:13 PM


Over the years I've had the opportunity to talk with some of the most acclaimed contemporary authors. I enjoy asking questions geared specifically for each writer, but I also explore near-universal experiences shared by those who write for a living.

One of...

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'The Innocents,' A Conversation with Ace Atkins

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2016 | 6:37 AM


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Ace Atkins, while working as a crime reporter for the Tampa Tribune, earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for his coverage of a cold case from the 1950s. At age 27, his first novel, Crossroad Blues, was published and be became...

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'I Am No One,' A Conversation with Patrick Flanery

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2016 | 6:25 AM


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Patrick Flanery earned a B.F.A. in film at NYU and worked in the film industry before moving to the U.K, where he completed a doctorate in Twentieth-Century English Literature at Oxford. He has written for the Washington Post...

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'As Good as Gone,' A Conversation with Larry Watson

(0) Comments | Posted July 5, 2016 | 6:34 AM


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Larry Watson received his BA and MA from the University of North Dakota and his PhD in creative writing at the University of Utah. His fiction, published in many foreign editions, has received multiple prizes and awards. His short stories...

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'Since She Went Away,' A Conversation with David Bell

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 6:26 AM


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David Bell, an Associate Professor of English at Western Kentucky University, received an MA in creative writing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Ph.D. in American literature and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati.

Since She...

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'Redemption Road,' A Conversation with John Hart

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2016 | 6:41 AM


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John Hart, a bestselling author, is the only writer ever to win the Edgar Award for consecutive novels. He's also won the Barry Award, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, and the North Carolina Award for Literature, among others.

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'Wilde Lake,' A Conversation with Laura Lippman

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 6:43 AM


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Laura Lippman began writing novels while working as a reporter. Seven "Tess Monaghan" books were published before she left journalism in 2001. Her bestselling novels, which are considered to be literary crime fiction, have garnered the Edgar, the Anthony, the...

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What's with all the "Girls"

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2016 | 10:38 AM


You can't help but notice the increasing number of novels being published containing the word Girl in their titles.

Goodreads' latest tally shows 582 books with Girl prominently on the cover. Admittedly, many go back years before the recent trend began. Susanna Kaysen's...

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'Monsters: A Love Story,' A Conversation with Liz Kay

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2016 | 6:39 AM


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Liz Kay holds an MFA from the University of Nebraska, where she received an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her poetry has appeared in various journals and she has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and for inclusion in the...

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'Nantucket Grand,' A Conversation with Steven Axelrod

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2016 | 8:17 AM


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Steven Axelrod lives on the island of Nantucket where he writes mystery novels and paints houses. He holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a member of the Writer's Guild of America.

Nantucket Grand...

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'The Assistants,' A Conversation with Camille Perri

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2016 | 7:38 AM


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Camille Perri was a books editor for Cosmopolitan and Esquire magazines and has also been a reference librarian. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from NYU and a Master of Library Science degree from Queens College. She wrote the...

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'Don't You Cry,' A Conversation with Mary Kubica

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 7:58 AM


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Mary Kubica is the bestselling author of The Good Girl and Pretty Baby. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and American Literature from Miami University in Ohio.

Her third novel, Don't You Cry, features a dual narrative...

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'The Second Life of Nick Mason,' A Conversation with Steve Hamilton

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 7:46 AM


Steve Hamilton has either won or been nominated for virtually every major crime fiction award, including the Edgar, Dagger, Shamus, Anthony, Barry, and Gumshoe, among others. His Alex McKnight series involves ten bestselling and highly acclaimed books. His standalones include Night Work, and The...

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'Maestra,' A Conversation with L.S. Hilton

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2016 | 7:14 AM


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L.S. Hilton grew up in England and has lived in Key West, New York City, Paris and Milan. After graduating from Oxford, she studied art history in Paris and Florence. She has worked as a journalist, art critic, and broadcaster.

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'A Man of Genius,' A Conversation with Lynn Rosen

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 7:25 AM


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Lynn Rosen has lived in the Midwest, on the East Coast, and in Japan. After earning three graduate degrees at the University of Rochester, she served on its faculty. She was the Dean of Liberal Arts at Cuyahoga Community College...

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'The Advocate's Daughter,' A Conversation with Anthony Franze

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 7:00 AM


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Anthony Franze has received praise for his work as an attorney, handling cases before the Appellate and Supreme Courts. Both the New York Times and Washington Post have quoted or cited him concerning the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been...

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'War Hawk,' A Conversation with James Rollins

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2016 | 10:44 AM


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James Rollins is known to millions of readers. His bestselling thrillers have been translated into more than forty languages. His books are noted for their originality, scientific authenticity and breakthroughs; as well as for being rich in historical facts and...

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'Devotion,' A Conversation With Ros Barber

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2016 | 10:25 PM


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Ros Barber is the author of the critically acclaimed, award-winning The Marlow Papers, which was written entirely in iambic pentameter. She began her career in the sciences and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex; lecturer...

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'Kill and be Killed,' A Conversation with Louis Begley

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2016 | 7:11 AM


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Louis Begley is best known to readers of literary fiction for his observations about life among the upper crust denizens of New York City. One of his earlier novels, About Schmidt, was made into a movie starring Jack Nicholson. His...

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'Fool Me Once,' A Conversation with Harlan Coben

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2016 | 10:56 AM


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Harlan Coben is known to millions of readers. His books appear regularly on the New York Times bestseller list, and more than 60 million have been sold internationally. He was the first writer to receive the Edgar, Shamus and Anthony...

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