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  • Author Interviews,  Features

    The Awesomeness of Magaret Atwood: Asking her a Question

    A good friend and a fellow book-lover recently allerted me about the possibility of asking questions to some selected writers at Goodreads. And he told me because he knows how much I workship Margaret Atwood and she was one of the chosen authors for this idea that Goodreads is testing at the moment. So, I asked a question and imagine my surprise and awe when I got an email telling me that “Margaret has answered your question”. If you follow this blog I’m sure you can guess which of her novels I asked her about (sorry for the deleted text. A tiny, little effort to keep my location private over…

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    Exclusive Interview: Quentin Bates

    I had the amazing pleasure of interviewing Quentin Bates, author of Chilled to the Bone. He is an amazing crime fiction writer and an a great human being. He agreed to be interviewed right away and since then we have exchanged many emails. You can go and say hi to him over Twitter as well and see how nice he is. Meanwhile, here’s the interview. Enjoy! 1. You say in your biography that your first novel in the Gunnhildur series grew out of a writing course. Why did you chose to write crime fiction?  I’m not entirely sure. I’ve always been a big reader, but didn’t become a big crime…

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    Exclusive Interview: Author Paula Daly

    Didn’t I tell you there were some great things happening this week? Well, this is one of them! Paula Daly, author of Just What Kind of Mother Are You? and Keep Your Friends Close has let me interview her again. I had the pleasure of interviewing Paula previously after her first novel, Just What Kind of Mother Are You? was published. Now, she has let me interview her yet again, so thank you, Paula, for being so generous with Books&Reviews (now Bodies in the Library)! 1. Where did the idea for Keep Your Friends Close come from? I was having dinner with a friend who had been unlucky in love…

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    Exclusive Interview: Adam Roberts

    Adam Roberts, author of Jack Glass kindly agreed to be interviewed for Books and Reviews after I loved his novel, a perfect mix of sci-fi and crime fiction. I highly recommend you to check his website where he usually posts about sci-fi. Thanks to Adam again for the review copy and for answering my questions. 1. Jack Glass is an extraordinary blend of sci-fi and crime fiction. How did it all start? (Where did the idea come from, the characters, etc.). The idea came, as I say in the post-script, out of a desire to crash together some of the conventions of ‘Golden Age’ SF with ‘Golden Age’ whodunit crime fiction.…

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    Exclusive Interview: Paula Daly

     I learned about Just What Kind of Mother Are You by Paula Daly by my almost-stalking of Allison Barrow – publicist of the wonderful Kate Atkinson – and who is also publicist to Daly. So, the lovely Daly started following me (she loves Atkinson too) and we started tweeting each other. After I finished and reviewed her debut novel Just What Kind of Mother Are You she was kindly enough to agree to this interview. I was thrilled! There were so many questions I wanted to ask, but as I usually do so as not to overdo it with writers, I stuck to 5. Here they are. Enjoy! 1.I know…

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    Exclusive Interview: Ann Weisgarber

    I met Ann Weisgarber some nine months ago when I requested Sophie from Mantle an ARC of her latest novel, The Promise. After that, we started talking on Twitter and she even let me interview her. Now that I’ve already reviewed The Personal History of Rachel DuPree – her debut novel – I had some questions to ask and she kindly accepted to our second interview. One of the things you must know about our friendship is that I always feel I can ask her any question and she’ll answer it. Regarding this interview, I was particularly nervous about the first one, but Ann as lovely as usual, provided me…

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    Interview: Ann Weisgarber (The Promise)

    I recently reviewed The Promise, a tale of a young woman who moves from Ohio to Texas desperately seeking a new start. You can read the review here. Loving it as much as I did, I took a chance and asked the author, Ann Weisgarber, for an interview and she graciously agreed to answer my questions. Now, you have the opportunity to read the exclusive interview here. A big thank you goes to Ann for answering all of them in such a busy week. Ann Weisgarber Interview for Books and Reviews Elena, this is my first interview for The Promise, and I’m delighted to have this opportunity to be part…

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    Eleanor Brown (The Weird Sisters) Interview for Books and Reviews

    As you already know, my top favourite book this summer is The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. In fact, I love it so much that I was lucky enough to contact the author herself and she kindly asnwered five questions. So, technically I inteviewed by first best-selling author!! Hope you enjoy this interview and I’d like to trully thank Eleanor Brown for being so kind and so patient and taking some of her time to be interviewed by a blogger. You can thank her personally on twitter (@Eleanorwrites) and don’t forget to read my review to make sure you purchase this wonderful book. Q1: How did you come to create…