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Interviews With Novelists, Nonfiction Authors, Agents, and Publishers

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The Publisher Who'll Hear Your Book Ideas on the Phone: an interview with Melvin Powers

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Kelly L. Stone, Time to Write

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Losing Kei: A Powerful Novel of Love and Loss by Suzanne Kamata

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Deborah Reber, In Their Shoes: Extraordinary Women Describe Their Amazing Careers

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Terry W. Lessig, AudioBookMan

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Dr. Ken Atchity, Atchity Entertainment International, Inc.

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Geoffrey Sanford, Wachter, Sanford, Rabineau and Harris

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Playing Twenty-Questions with Jessica Faust of BookEnds, LLC

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Allison Winn Scotch

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It's All About Family: An Interview with Mary Jo Rulnick

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Michelle Goodman, The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: Practice Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the Cube

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Andrea Campbell, author and writing instructor

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Liza Monroy, essayist and freelance writer

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Tom Kealey, The Creative Writing MFA Handbook, interview by Jeffrey Yamaguchi

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Brenda Chapman, YA novelist

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Ed Lynskey, The Blue Cheer

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Margaret Radcliffe, The Knitting Answer Book

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Christopher Paolini, Eragon

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William Shunn, science fiction writer and stage/film reviewer

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Julie Fast, Take Charge of Your Bipolar Disorder

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J.A. Konrath, author of the Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels thriller series

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Marie D. Jones, PSIence

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Richard Ford, The Lay of the Land

bullet Joyce King, Hate Crime
bullet Ian Johnson, Wild Grass: Three Stories of Change in Modern China
bullet Douglas Preston, The Book of the Dead
bullet Jacob Kier of Permuted Press
bullet Whose Muse? On the Art of Collaborative Writing: an Interview with Joanne Hichens, interview by Moira Richards
bulletTama Kieves, This Time I Dance!
bulletAn Eye for Detail: An Interview with Kate Elliott, interview by Moira Allen
bullet Elaura Niles, Some Writers Deserve to Starve: 31 Brutal Truths About the Publishing Industry
bulletChristina Katz, Writer Mama
bullet Katharine Sands, literary agent
bullet Alexandra Cooper, assistant editor with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
bullet Andrea Seigel, To Feel Stuff
bullet Dave Rosi, novelist
bullet Jacqueline Winspear, novelist
bullet Orson Scott Card, novelist, interview by Moira Allen
bullet Peter Miller, president of PMA Literary and Film Management, Inc.
bulletAriel Gore, The Traveling Death and Resurrection Show
bullet Jennifer Schuchmann, Your Unforgettable Life
bulletNancy Geary, Being Mrs. Alcott
bullet Daniel Kline and Jason Tomaszewski, 50 Things Every Guy Should Know How to Do
bulletBernard Cornwell, author of the Sharpe series
bullet Paul Brown and Stuart Wheatman, editors of Tonto Press
bulletRichard Reeves on writing and presidential politics
bullet Judson Knight, vice president of the Knight Agency
bullet Bill Gordon, Mary After All
bullet Mindy Starns Clark, Blind Dates Can Be Murder
bullet Making Love in Public: An Interview with Phyllis Curott, The Love Spell
bulletJamise Dames: Momma's Baby, Daddy's Maybe
bullet Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon, novelists
bullet Girl on Demand, POD-dy Mouth Blogger
bulletLarry Rood, publisher
bullet Scott Lorenz, book marketing expert and publicist
bulletSol Stein, author and editor
bullet Allyn Johnston, editorial director
bullet Rob RobergeMore Than They Could Chew
bulletAnn Tobias, literary agent
bullet Michelle Dunn, Become the Squeaky Wheel
bullet Robyn Schneider, Better Than Yesterday
bullet Tawni O'Dell, Back Roads, Coal Run
bullet Jennifer Musselman, The Hip Girl's Handbook for the Working World
bulletMarc D. Giller, Hammerjack
bullet Howard Sherman, The First Mile
bulletSanto J. Aurelio, How To Say It and Write It Correctly NOW
bulletSteve Elliott, The Grassfire Effect
bulletSandy Grason, Journalution: Journaling to Awaken Your Inner Voice, Heal Your Life and Manifest Your Dreams
bullet Laura Caldwell, Look Closely, The Night I Got Lucky
bulletJ. Eric Miller, Animal Rights and Pornography
bullet Pauline Jones, A Dangerous Dance
bullet Lynn Viehl, If Angels Burn
bullet Gena Showalter, The Pleasure Slave
bullet Rita Emmett, The Procrastinator’s Handbook
bulletWendy French, sMothering, Going Coastal
bulletJulie Kenner, The Givenchy Code and Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom
bulletLuiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza, A Window in Copacabana
bulletSusan McBride, Blue Blood
bulletMarsha Friedman, publicist and president of Event Management Services, Inc.
bulletJeff Kleinman, literary agent with Graybill & English, LLC
bulletMarie Dees, Tea and Witchery
bulletDaniel Price, Slick
bulletJennifer Unter, vice president of RLR Associates' literary division
bulletJohn and Besty Gates, Businessman's Prison
bulletAnne Remis and Dennis Howard, author of Miss Teach and president and founder of the book's publisher, The Movement for a Better America.
bulletJoan Schweighardt, author and publisher, GreyCore Press
bulletJamie Blyth, Fear is No Longer My Reality
bulletJanet Fitch, White Oleander, interview by Jennifer Minar
bulletJulia Glass, Three Junes
bulletSam Stoloff, agent, Frances Goldin Literary Agency
bulletStephanie Gertler, Drifting
bulletKirk Russell, Shell Games and Night Game
bulletNancy Clark, The Hills at Home
bulletLyle Zapato, Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie: Practical Mind Control Protection for Paranoids
bulletRandy Gilbert, Best-Seller Mentoring program
bulletAllison Burnett, Christopher: A Tale of Seduction, interview by Dana Mitchells
bulletSteve Alten, MEG, interview by Owen Hollifield
bulletMichael B. Jackson, How to Do Good After Prison: A Handbook for the Committed Man
bulletJoan Stewart, "The Publicity Hound"
bulletMarlena Thompson, A Rare & Deadly Issue
bulletChris Williams, One Incredible Dog! Lady
bulletMaryJane Butters, MaryJane's Gathering Place
bulletAnthony Hernandez, Dawnstar Books
bulletEnlighten Noah Publishing & Robert G. Barbaria, interview by Jennifer Hollowell
bulletKaren Laven, The Other 23 Days: Scores of Alternative Uses for Feminine Hygiene Products 
bulletChristine Feehan, Dark series, GhostWalker series; interviewed by Owen Hollifield
bulletVictoria Strauss, The Burning Land
bulletVictoria Sanders, literary agent, interviewed by Jill Nagle
bulletBrigitte Thompson, publisher, Datamaster Publishing and Moms In Print, interviewed by Heide AW Kaminski
bulletAllan McTeer, Red Zone, interviewed by Natasha Gapinski
bulletM. Christian, The Bachelor Machine
bulletKenny Kemp, Dad was a Carpenter
bulletTom Bissell, Chasing the Sea
bulletGeoff Dyer, Yoga for People Who Can’t be Bothered to Do It
bulletJames Alan Gardner, sci-fi author, interview by Ahmed A. Khan
bulletKathi Appelt, Bubba and Beau series, interview by RoseEtta Stone
bulletJim Denney, ghostwriter
bulletCharles Baxter, Saul and Patsy
bulletSusan K. Perry, Loving in Flow
bulletJudy Gruen, Carpool Tunnel Syndrome, interview by Jodi L. Brandon
bulletRobert Ferrigno, The Scavenger Hunt
bullet Dotti Enderle, Fortune Tellers Club book series, interview by RoseEtta Stone
bullet Phillip Margolin, Heartstone, The Ties That Bind, The Associate; interview by Jennifer Dirks
bullet Ben Sherman, Medic! - The story of a Conscientious Objector in the Vietnam War
bulletMitzi Szereto, erotica author and editor
bulletFlorrie Kichler, Patria Press, interview by RoseEtta Stone
bulletDarnella Ford, Rising
bulletDjana Pearson Morris, literary agent, Pearson Morris & Belt Literary Management
bulletChris Mann, Come and Knock on Our Door: A Hers and Hers and His Guide to Three's Company
bulletEd Rosenthal, Marijuana Grower’s Guide, interview by RoseEtta Stone
bulletCarole Matthews, For Better, For Worse and A Compromising Position
bulletMary Ann Naples, literary agent, The Creative Culture, Inc.
bulletRussell Pond, Seasons of Peace, interviewed by Jennifer Hollowell
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Stephany Evans, literary agent, The Imprint Agency
bulletNorma Khouri, Honor Lost - Love and Death in Modern-Day Jordan, interview by Uma Girish
bulletPeter J. Thompson, Living Proof
bulletJohn Fuhrman, The Credit Diet - How to Shed Unwanted Debt and Achieve Fiscal Fitness
bulletMark Victor Hansen, Chicken Soup for the Soul
bulletJeanne Ray, Julie and Romeo, interview by RoseEtta Stone
bulletJaid Black, erotic romance author
bulletElizabeth Lyon, Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write, The Sell Your Novel Toolkit
bulletNancy Hendrickson, Finding Your Roots Online
bulletTracy Quinn McLennan, Associate Editor, Adams Media
bulletLori Soard, Housebreaking a Husband
bulletAdam D. Shandler, Coaching Ira
bullet Karen Leabo (Kara Lennox), romance author
bullet Scott Pendergrast, interviewed by Elaine Hopper
bulletSheryl Hames Torres, The Masquerade, interviewed by Elaine Hopper
bulletTed Weinstein, literary agent
bulletAllen Morris Jones, Last Year's River
bulletMarty Gallanter, A Little Lower than the Angels
bulletDavid Baldacci, Absolute Power, The Christmas Train
bulletRuth D. Kerce, Wild Surrender
bulletAnita Bell, Crystal Coffin
bulletEarl Merkel, Final Epidemic
bulletMichael Morris, A Place Called Wiregrass
bulletJulie Donner Andersen, Past: Perfect! Present: Tense! Insights from One Woman's Journey as the Wife of a Widower
bulletDaniel Wilkinson, Silence on the Mountain: Stories of Terror, Betrayal, and Forgetting in Guatemala
bulletNoah Lukeman, agent and author of The First Five Pages and The Plot Thickens
bulletMarsha Marks, 101 Amazing Things About God
bulletJodi Picoult, Keeping Faith, Plain Truth, Mercy, interview by RoseEtta Stone
bulletW. Thomas Smith, Jr., interview by Emily Lerner
bulletShawn Coyne, partner, Rugged Land publishing, interview by Amy Brozio-Andrews
bulletSteve Alten, Meg, Goliath, interview by Owen Hollifield
bulletGayle Brandeis, Fruitflesh
bulletWilliam Clark, agent, William Clark Associates
bulletDebra L. Winegarten, Katherine Stinson: The Flying Schoolgirl
bulletJohn Dunning, Booked To Die and Bookman's Wake
bulletWilliam Price Fox, Wild Blue Yonder
bulletLisa Rojany-Buccieri, book doctor
bulletRichard North Patterson, Protect and Defend, interview by RoseEtta Stone
bulletDavid Knight, BookTalk
bulletCarol Tuttle, Remembering Wholeness
bulletBrenda Jernigan, Every Good and Perfect Gift
bulletLoyd Kinnett, Beyond the Affair, interview by Andrea M. Chester
bulletJean Auel, Earth's Children series, interview by Jennifer Dirks
bulletPenelope S. Duffy, A Stockbridge Homecoming
bulletSidney D. Kirkpatrick, Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet
bulletRudy Shur, How To Publish Your Nonfiction Book
bulletIrwin Gonshak, radio show producer, interview by RoseEtta Stone
bulletNan Phifer, Memoirs of the Soul
bulletElisabeth Keely Wilson, Kaleidoscope: artistic techniques for the creative soul
bulletNomi Eve, The Family Orchard, interviewed by Avi Spivack
bulletMelissa James, Her Galahad, interviewed by Paula Roe
bulletNorton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth, interviewed by RoseEtta Stone
bulletDominique Raccah, Poetry Speaks, Publisher of Sourcebooks
bulletRebecca McClanahan, Write Your Heart Out
bulletPaul Foxman, Ph.D., Dancing With Fear
bulletCarole Maso, Ghost Dance, The Art Lover, AVA, The American Woman in the Chinese Hat
bulletCarol Muskoron, "The Naked Novelist"
bulletColleen Sell and Sophie Cathro, Editor and Publicist of A Cup of Comfort
bulletSharon Naylor, 1001 Ways to Save Money and Still Have a Dazzling Wedding, The Mother of the Bride Book 
bulletDebbie Allen, Confessions of Shameless Self Promoters
bulletM.K. Fottrell, The Color of Blood
bulletHal Zina Bennett, Write From The Heart: Unleashing The Power of Your Creativity
bulletAnnie Sprinkle, Hardcore From The Heart
bulletRobert Waltz, Sodom And A Greek Passion and The Beaten and The Hungry
bulletJonathan Croall, Gielgud: A Theatrical Life
bulletTom Coffey, The Serpent Club and Miami Twilight
bulletKristin von Kreisler, Beauty In The Beasts and The Compassion of Animals
bulletMary Clare Griffin, Language Lessons For When Your Mom Dies
bulletW. Bruce Cameron, 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter
bulletNatasha Munson, Life Lessons For My Black Girls
bulletPat Rasey, suspense/thriller author
bulletDrs. Linda and Robert Miles, The New Marriage: Transcending the Happily-Ever-After Myth
bulletDavid A. Page, F As In Frank
bulletSheila Bender, Keeping a Journal You Love
bulletJoyce Lavene, romance author
bulletEvan Marshall, literary agent and author of The Marshall Plan For Novel Writing
bulletSuzette Hadin Elgin, Sci-fi author: Coyote Jones series, The Ozark Trilogy, and Native Tongue series
bulletBarbara L. Heller, How to Sleep Soundly Tonight: 250 Simple and Natural Ways to Prevent Sleeplessness 
bulletJeff Cogswell and Chris Van Buren, Poor Richard's Creating E-books
bulletTommy Donbavand, Quick Fixes For Bored Kids
bulletVijaya Schartz, Ashes for the Elephant God, host of radio talk show program Authors' Secret Radio
bulletVella Munn, Cheyenne Summer and Soul of the Sacred Earth
bulletSonia Pressman Fuentes, Eat First-- You Don't Know What They'll Give You, The Adventures of an Immigrant Family and Their Feminist Daughter
bulletMichelle Castro, Get Smart! LearningBooks and Seminars
bulletPhilip Herbst, Wimmin, Wimps & Wallflowers
bulletCarla Ledbetter, Blue Moon
bulletJackie Plusch, Junk Mail Solution
bulletBob Sassone, Book, With Words And Pages
bulletAndrea Campbell, Perfect Party Games and Your Corner of the Universe: A Guide To Self-Therapy Through Journal Writing
bulletDonya Dickerson, Editor, 2001 Guide To Literary Agents
bulletRick Frishman, Guerilla Marketing For Writers
bulletBill Fitzhugh, Pest Control, Organ Grinders, Cross Dressing
bulletJulie Jamison and Keith MacDonald: HumorUs
bulletCharlotte Boyett-Compo: speculative fiction author, WindLegend Saga
bulletJeffrey Veen: The Art & Science of Web Design
bulletHerman Franck: The Family Business
bulletLev Raphael: academic mystery author, Little Miss Evil
bulletDaniel Quinn: Ishmael, The Story Of B
bulletErrol Lincoln Uys: Brazil
bulletBill Johnson: A Story Is A Promise
bulletPatricia L. Fry: A Writer's Guide to Magazine Articles for Book Promotion and Profit and Over 75 Good Ideas for Promoting Your Book
bulletLarry James: How To Really Love The One You're With
bulletMarty Beckerman: Death to All Cheerleaders: One Adolescent Journalist's Cheerful Diatribe against Teenage Plasticity
bulletSadie Plant: Writing On Drugs, Zeros + Ones
bulletRicki Sue Pagano: For The Record: A Personal Facts and Document Organizer
bulletSteve Nakamoto: Men Are Like Fish
bulletEva Shaw: Writing the Nonfiction Book 
bulletLinda Radke: Promote Like a Pro and The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing
bulletAlan Elliott: Getting Started In Internet Auctions and A Daily Dose of the American Dream
bulletPhilip and Martha O'Connor: writing consultants
bulletAntonia Petniunas: Toni's Evil World, Part 1: Men
bulletGene Doucette: Beating Up Daddy and Cycle of the Assassin
bulletBrett Leveridge: Men My Mother Dated and Other Mostly True Tales
bulletBen Baker: Origins of Hawgin': How to Catch Wild Hogs on Light Tackle
bulletJudith Sherven and Jim Sniechowski: Opening to Love 365 Days a Year and The New Intimacy: Discovering the Magic at the Heart of Your Differences
bulletM.J. Rose: Lip Service
bulletLinda Davies: Nest of Vipers, Into the Fire, Wilderness of Mirrors
bulletSusan K. Perry: Writing In Flow
bulletMark Binder, humorist, Crumbs Don't Count: A Rationalization Diet
bulletStephen Coonts: Flight of the Intruder
bulletLeonard Chang: The Fruit 'N Food, Dispatches from the Cold
bulletArthur T. Vanderbilt, II: The Making of a Bestseller
bulletSkip PressWriter's Guide To Hollywood, How To Write What You Want & Sell What You Write
bulletBlair WalkerWhy Should White Guys Have All the Fun?, Hidden in Plain View, Up Jumped the Devil
bulletJohn Ross: Unintended Consequences 
bulletMelisa Michaels: SF, fantasy, and mystery novelist
bulletLori Handeland: Romance novelist
bulletLori Foster: Romance novelist
 

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