"Ray Bradbury Saved Me,"Alice Hoffman on Writers Block, Impressionism, and Survivor's Guilt

“Ray Bradbury Saved Me,”Alice Hoffman on Writers Block, Impressionism, and Survivor’s Guilt

“Ray Bradbury Saved Me,”Alice Hoffman on Writers Block, Impressionism, and Survivor’s Guilt TSM: Tell us about your newest book? AH: Faithful covers ten years of a young woman’s journey in New York City. It’s about love and survival and finding yourself after you’ve been lost. In many ways, it’s the story of survivor’s guilt. My character, […]

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Self Publishing in Sweden?

Self Publishing in Sweden? Getting a publisher to take a chance on you and publish your work is often even tougher than writing a novel in the first place. Three years ago, Emelie Schepp got tired of waiting for the big publishing houses to get back to her on her manuscript so she decided to […]

Interview with Craig Johnson

Interview with Craig Johnson

Interview with Craig Johnson, the Bestselling author of the Longmire series… TSM: What should those of us stuck in the Midwest know about the lure of Wyoming that attracts so many people? CJ: The lack thereof—people, I mean— Of course, Yellowstone, the Tetons, the Bighorn Mountains, the Black Hills, and the Red Desert are pretty […]

The American Writers Musuem

The Inside Scoop on the American Writers Museum

The president of the American Writers Museum Malcolm O’Hagan with the inside scoop on this year’s major literary event… AFG: Tell us about the American Writers Museum? MO: The American Writers Museum will be a place where visitors enjoy an intimate encounter with our greatest writers and their works. The multimedia interactive exhibits will draw […]

Mysteries in Brazil

Mysteries in Brazil: Interview with Raphael Montes

Mysteries in Brazil from a talented new author…. AFG: Tell us about your new novel. RM: The idea to write Perfect Days came at the request of my mom. My previous book, Roulette, is about nine young people who take part in a game of Russian roulette. It’s a thriller in the form of a […]

Interview with Mark Gatiss of Sherlock

Interview with Mark Gatiss of Sherlock

Interview with Mark Gatiss of Sherlock AFG: First off, I am big fan of your work and I think Sherlock is fantastic—how have you managed to please so many people from so many walks of life? I have friends from ages twenty to seventy who love the show. MG: We’ve always seen it as a […]

History of Blood Flag

What is the Blood Flag?

AFG: Tell us what the Blood Flag is? JH: The Blood Flag was the flag carried during Hitler’s attempt to overthrow the government of Bavaria on November 9, 1923. He and three thousand others marched on central Munich to start the revolution Hitler thought was inevitable. A shootout followed with the state police, and sixteen […]

Anthony Horowitz on James Bond

Anthony Horowitz on James Bond

(Anthony Horowitz has established a reputation as one of the most inventive authors of the last twenty years, from writing young adult novels, short stories, and mysteries, he has always kept his legions of fans guessing. He spoke to us about his latest venture, this time he’s writing a James Bond novel and so far […]

Interview with Andrea Maria Schenkel

Interview with Andrea Maria Schenkel

(Our editor Andrew Gulli had a chance to speak to bestselling German author Andrea Maria Schenkel who has gained legions of American fans with her offbeat and dark thrillers) TSM: Tell us about your new book, Ice Cold? AMS: It is about a serial killer in Munich in the ’30s. It is no whodunit story—that’s why […]

Interview with Pierre Lemaitre

Interview with Pierre Lemaitre

Interview with Pierre Lemaitre (We had a chance to speak to French novelist Pierre Lemaitre. He was a great interview subject and spoke about his latest novel, his writing style, his admiration for New York and much more.) Q: Can you tell us a little about your novel Camille? A: The Verhoeven trilogy is written […]

Interview with Sara Paretsky

  Interview with Sara Paretsky The Strand Magazine: Sara, what are you working on now? Sara Paretsky: I’m at the very beginning of a new book that will take V.I. into the world of biological warfare. TSM: Who was the inspiration for V.I. Warshawski? SP: I had wanted to create a hard-boiled woman investigator from […]

Robert Olen Butler on Writing

Robert Olen Butler on Writing AFG: Tell us how your experiences in the Vietnam War formed your writing? ROB: In 1969, I was caught up in the pre-lottery draft for the Vietnam War and wound up in the Army, first in military intelligence and then in Army language school learning Vietnamese. I studied the language for […]