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What Has Surprised You About The Writing Life? Intriguing Answers From Acclaimed Authors

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.28.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

I've had the great fortune of interviewing many acclaimed authors. They always have much to say about the craft of writing. One of the questions I've asked often has been What has surprised you about the writing life?

Acclaimed Authors Tell It Like It Is

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.01.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Over the years, I've had the good fortune to interview many acclaimed authors. They answer questions with refreshing candor. Here are some of the most successful writers telling it like it is.

'Devils Bridge,' A Conversation With Linda Fairstein

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.11.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

She's considered America's foremost legal expert on sexual assault and domestic violence. When she turned her talents and impressive background to writing novels, Linda created Prosecutor Alex Cooper, and her team of attorneys and police officers, including Detective Mike Cooper.

Give Me a Self-published Author Over One From a Traditional Publisher Any Day

Christina Larmer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Christina Larmer

I know, now, that if a traditional publisher did phone and offer me a publishing contract, if they could convince me they'd get me through a dreaded Acquisitions Meeting with my self-esteem intact, I'd say thanks but no thanks.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks--Week of April 11

Digital Book World | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

The slight rise in the average price of a best-seller on this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List isn't attributable to HarperCollins goi...

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks--Week of April 4

Digital Book World | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

For a tenth week running, the Paula Hawkins thriller The Girl on the Train clings to the top of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List. Meanwh...

'Black Scorpion': A Conversation with Jon Land

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.04.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Land's latest thriller, Black Scorpion: The Tyrant Reborn, is the second book featuring the character, Michael Tiranno, a myth-worthy hero created by Fabrizio Boccardi with whom Jon collaborates in this series.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks--Week of March 28

Digital Book World | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

Titles by veteran authors like Harlan Coben and John Green populate this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List, while one first-time author's hit title hangs on at No. 1.

'The Stranger' Is Not Up to Coben's Standards

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

The new book is good and suspenseful and enjoyable, but compared with the best of Coben it is second rate. Blame the author; he set the standard too high.

Flesh and Blood: A Fascinating Talk With Patricia Cornwell

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.12.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Patricia Cornwell is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of 33 books, the most famous and widely read being the 22 novels of the "Kay Scarpetta" series.

Found Is a YA Novel Adults Will Also Enjoy

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.11.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

There are a lot of other things going on in this new book but to reveal them would be giving away too much. Suffice it to say Coben's fans of this series will have more than enough story to keep them enthralled.

A Talk With Peter James and Ian Rankin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.13.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Internationally acclaimed, their books have been translated into dozens of languages, and are regularly on best-seller lists. Peter and Ian are being interviewed together since they collaborated on a story in Face Off, a collection of short stories by some of the world's greatest thriller writers.

"Identity": A Talk With Ingrid Thoft

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.30.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Ingrid Thoft's just-released novel, Identity, involves thorny legal and psychological issues raised by a single mother, Renata Sanchez, who was impregnated by artificial insemination.

Terminal City: A Talk with Linda Fairstein

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Linda Fairstein needs no introduction. For more than two decades, this former prosecutor was Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit of the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

When the Eye Is Better Than the Ear

Tom Alderman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

Voice casting for audiobooks is particularly tricky with fiction. In addition to the many different characters a reader has to deliver, the most important voice to capture is the writer's literary voice -- assuming there is one.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of April 12

Digital Book World | Posted 06.16.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

It comes as little shock that Veronica Roth's Divergent is back in the No. 1 spot of this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List after cedi...

So You Want to Be a (Successful) Writer?

Carrie La Seur | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
Carrie La Seur

Aren't there authors who stay outside the mainstream and are better for it? To satisfy myself, I concocted a version of objective analysis sufficiently rigorous to help a fiction writer relax. Scientists, shut your eyes.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of March 29

Digital Book World | Posted 06.02.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The top ten best-selling ebooks for the week of March 29.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of March 22

Digital Book World | Posted 05.26.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The film based on the first book in Veronica Roth's Divergent series just raked in $56 million at the box office in its opening weekend. Meanwhile, that trilogy occupies the top three spots in this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List for the second week running.

Graveyard of Memories: A Talk With Barry Eisler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.11.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Barry Eisler's John Rain novels are the "Tiffany" of assassin-oriented, suspense thrillers. The recently released Graveyard of Memories is a preque...

A Good Story Is Disturbing

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.06.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

No matter how beautifully written or "literary," a novel resonates deeply because the storyline tugs powerfully at us. It upsets, confounds and presents chaos, conflict, imbalance and upheaval -- either within its character's mind or circumstances.

Fear Is the Common Denominator

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.30.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

When it comes to fiction, the most frightening depictions are those describing events that could really happen. Those situations resonate deeply because, unlike paranormal experiences, they fall within the realm of possibility.

Writer to Writer: A Conversation With Raymond Khoury

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Raymond Khoury is the bestselling author of several novels, including The Last Templar. Born in Lebanon, Raymond and his family were evacuated from Beirut's civil war, and fled to New York when he was 14.

Writer to Writer: A Conversation with Andrew Gross

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.01.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Andrew Gross is the best-selling author of many thrillers including The Blue Zone, Eyes Wide Open, Don't Look Twice, 15 Seconds, and his latest novel, No Way Back.

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 14: Six Long Years

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 06.06.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

I had never read, or even heard of, Harlan Coben before, and this despite the fact that he's sold more than 50 million books worldwide. My bad.