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Up Close: Cat Connor

Alternate Endings for Series Ender By J. H. Bográn The 12th book in Cat Connor’s Byte series packs a punch—it opens with the in-progress abduction of SAC Ellie Iverson. Timing couldn’t be…

Up Close: Joel Shulkin, MD

Navigating Adverse Effects By Austin S. Camacho In most thrillers, our heroes face bullets, bombs, or invading armies. But what if the real threat is in your mind? That’s one of the…

Up Close: Lisa Black

Writing What You Know By E. M. Powell The old advice of “write what you know” might be much debated, but in the case of Lisa Black, there’s no question it’s the…

Up Close: Raymond Benson

Thriller Conjures Up a New Sub Genre By Tim O’Mara It’s 1985 and Cole Sackler is the night manager and self-proclaimed hotel detective for the transient HOTEL DESTINY in the heart of…

Up Close: Elizabeth Goddard

Answering the Call By Jaden Terrell Elizabeth Goddard credits her mother’s overflowing bookshelves with kindling her voracious love of reading. From children’s books to classics far above her grade level, Goddard devoured…

Up Close: Patrick Kendrick

A Case Too Close for Comfort By Dawn Ius When Patrick Kendrick was 17, he dated a girl whose family owned a beach house on Hutchinson Island in Martin County, Florida—the same…

Up Close: Wendy Walker

Tapping into Emotions By Dawn Ius The first chapter of Wendy Walker’s new—and arguably most page-turning—thriller sets the tone with an emotional, hard-hitting depiction of how the life of a mother and…

Up Close: Sandra Brown

Setting—and Exceeding—the Bar By Dawn Ius After almost 80 books, New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown admits that it’s sometimes a challenge to find new ways to write. It’s not that…

Africa Scene: Andrew Harding

True Crime Grips Like a Thriller By Michael Sears Andrew Harding is a British journalist and author who has worked for BBC News since 1994. He covered the infamous case of Oscar…

BookTrib Spotlight: David Heska Wanbli Weiden

On an Indian Reservation, a Vigilante Seeks Justice By Neil Nyren On South Dakota’s Rosebud Reservation, Virgil Wounded Horse waits for a man named Guv Yellowhawk. Yellowhawk has raped a nine-year-old girl,…

Up Close: Brad Parks

Freewheeling on to the Next Thing By Adam Meyer A woman with hearing loss tries to navigate the mysterious disappearance of her husband, a brilliant scientist. An ex-cop on the verge of…

Between The Lines: Karen Dionne

On Incorporating Traditional Fairytale Elements By J. H. Bográn Three years after her smash hit The Marsh King’s Daughter, internationally bestselling author Karen Dionne returns to familiar ground in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula…

Up Close: Hank Phillippi Ryan

Embracing the Panic By April Snellings After 43 years as an investigative reporter, Hank Phillippi Ryan thinks, speaks, and dreams in the language of story. Though she didn’t get around to writing…

On the Cover: Alex Segura

Trouble Brewing in a Galaxy Far, Far Away By J. H. Bográn Some years after the demise of the Galactic Empire, trouble brews in a galaxy far far away. Sometimes, novels offer…

On the Cover: Christopher Reich

Globe-Trotting Novel Perfect Antidote for Cabin Fever By Adam Meyer At a time when many of us are suffering from cabin fever, Christopher Reich’s new novel, THE PALACE, feels like the perfect…

Up Close: Amber Garza

She Didn’t Just Want to Be Her, She Was Her By K. L. Romo “I’m calling to remind you of your well baby appointment this Friday at 10.” Lonely empty-nester Kelly Medina…

Up Close: Julia Heaberlin

Listening to the New Call from the Universe By E. M. Powell ‘’You can’t explain the magical process of building a plot that is not imagined ahead of time. It’s a wild…

Up Close: Poppy Gee

Contradictory and Complex Island Perfect Backdrop for Thriller By Jaden Terrell For the first 18 years of her life, Poppy Gee lived with her family on a small farm in Tasmania. For…

Up Close: Vanessa Savage

It Wasn’t an Accident By Millie Naylor Hast What would you do if something terrible happened, but you couldn’t remember it? In Vanessa Savage’s new psychological thriller THE WOODS, Tess Cooper tries…

Up Close: Jon Land

Paperback Writer: Land Has Lived It All By Rick Pullen Jon Land is a paperback writer. Or was. Most of his books today are released in hardback—an acknowledgement of his status and…

On the Cover: Jenny Milchman

A Mother of a Modification By Dawn Ius When Jenny Milchman realized she’d be releasing a novel during an unprecedented global shut-down, she of course had all the same concerns as everyone…

Up Close: Alex Gilly

Every Life Has a Price By Dawn Ius Alex Gilly could have given up writing after the success of his debut thriller Devil’s Harbor. Not because the book did exceptionally well in…

Up Close: Alice Feeney

The Lies That Bind By K. L. Romo There are at least two sides to every story, maybe more. But the truth usually hovers somewhere in between. In her darkly tantalizing psychological…

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