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Sylvia Day on the End of Her Crossfire Series

Sylvia Day gives us the scoop on the end of the Crossfire series, how Day crafts her dynamic stories, and what she's writing next.

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Paul Krueger on Super-Power Concoctions

Paul Krueger, author of the trippy and terrific Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge, talks to us about the power of alcohol and the power of magic—which, in his book, are often one and the same.

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Nicholas Sparks and Leigh Himes on Writing, Reading, and Making Choices

A fun and beach-bag-perfect read, Leigh Himes' first novel, The One That Got Away, explores the diverging paths of possibility in a charming tale that Nicholas Sparks describes as "hilarious, poignant and nostalgic." When frazzled working mom Abbey Holt hits...

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The City of Mirrors

"A Book Is an Occurrence, and It Occurs Every Single Time It Moves Through the Mind of a Reader" - Our Interview with Justin Cronin, Author of "The Passage" Trilogy

During his book tour for The City of Mirrors, Justin Cronin swung by the Amazon.com offices to talk to us about the genesis of The Passage, the power of character, how fans have reacted to his books, and what he's working on next.

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Debbie Macomber

Chatting with Debbie Macomber

We've always been big fans of Debbie Macomber's works, so it was a special thrill when she invited us to come visit her at her offices. Erin Kodicek, Erin's mom (who is a big Cedar Cove reader), and I drove...

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Smoke

An Addictive and Dickensian Genre-Bender: Dan Vyleta’s “Smoke”

On a sunny and unusually warm spring day in Seattle, Dan Vyleta and I sat down with iced coffees and talked about his new literary genre-breaker. Smoke is set in an alternative vision of nineteenth-century England, where a person’s morality...

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Smokin' Numbers: A Soundtrack for Joe Hill's "The Fireman"

Joe Hill shares the songs he listened to while writing The Fireman, a chilling post-apocalyptic novel starring a scrappy nurse who loves Mary Poppins.

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Admiral

“A Core Goal Is to Keep Readers Guessing”

Who is the Admiral? Sean Danker doesn’t reveal that spoiler, but he does talk to us about his new sci-fi adventure, the importance of not making assumptions, and the necessity of trust.

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Love and Friendship

Whit Stillman on Jane Austen and "Love & Friendship"

Jane Austen lovers, rejoice! Whit Stillman—director of "The Last Days of Disco" and "Metropolitan"—has shifted his storytelling focus to a rarely read story by Austen that has never been seen on screen...until now.

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Gene

An Exclusive Conversation with Siddhartha Mukherjee, Author of "The Gene"

Siddhartha Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize. His new book is The Gene: An Intimate History is our Spotlight Pick for the Best Books of May. It goes on sale tomorrow.

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