Interrogation Room

INTERVIEWS by alphabetical order: (click on a name to go directly to the interview)

--Megan Abbott The Tug of the Past (posted August 2011)
--Ken Bruen 'Zen' Bruen: The Dark Knight Resists" (posted August 2012)
--Chelsea Cain  Kiss Me, Carve Me, Kill Me (posted April 2011)
--Michael Connelly A Tunnel of Hope Through the Dark (posted April 2011)
--Michael Koryta  Keeping His Head Down (posted March 2011)
--Michael Koryta Those Who Wish Me Dead - review and Q&A (posted June 2014)
--Dennis Lehane Lehane 'Dot' com (posted July 2011)
--Craig McDonald True (Writer) at First Sight (posted April 2011)
--D.E. Meredith Bloody History: Dissecting Life and Death (posted March 2012)
--George Pelecanos ...Lotta Things Goin' On... (posted October 2011)
--Daniel Polansky Sewing the Seams of Low Town (posted September 2011)
--Michael Robotham The Psychology of Crime (posted March 2015) 
--Brad Smith Red Means Run Q&A (posted January 2012)
--Chevy Stevens ...Now Writing (posted July 2011)
--John Verdon Let the Devil Sleep Q&A (posted August 2012)

I am interested, as most interviewers are, in the craft of writing. I ask writers about their ways of practicing this beautiful craft. Writing is a much more complicated art than it can seem. Everyone can have a brilliant idea for a novel; putting it down on the page and turning it into a brilliant book is an entirely different matter --much more difficult, and often painful. And that's if you act upon your idea and start writing; so many people have had ideas but never had the courage (or the interest) to write them down. Could-have, should-have, would-have are the three main reasons why we don't have more published writers (not necessarily a bad thing). Some of these could-should-would might have been among the best writers (we'll never know and they'll never know), but most of them are possibly better left in that category. 
The writers interviewed here have all had great, original ideas; they had the will and the focus to sit down, to write their hearts out, to stop the bleeding and start all over again. And again a few more times. At the end of this process, they had great stories to share and we, the book-junkies, are fed our legal drug directly from the veins of the manufacturers. 
I hope you'll enjoy the interviews; don't hesitate to leave comments here or by email to