Interviews – The Authors Behind the Books

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Books are simpler and easier than ever to acquire in the digital age, with there even being many classic and nearly-forgotten novels experiencing a welcome resurgence. Those of us who want to be close to literature and surrounded by it could have hardly dreamed of a more beneficial arrangement, at least in realistic terms.

With books becoming much more easily accessible to everyone, the same thing also happened with the authors behind them, even if to a lesser extent. Whereas reaching an author in the past required a certain amount of work and carried few guarantees, the internet has changed everything.

While the most famous and busiest authors are still as difficult to get a hold of as in the past, the door has been opened to bring countless writers of all levels closer to their audience. We live in a world where we can finally ask them our burning questions, and even expect a reply.

In this category you will find the various interviews we have conducted over the years with authors of books we have reviewed. They are all presented in written format as they were done by e-mail. Hopefully, taking this peek behind the curtain will prove as valuable for you as it did for us; after all, books seldom contain the entirety of an author’s thoughts.


Interview with Rafael Amadeus Hines – An Unexpected Writing Journey

The path to becoming a renowned author isn’t one we always walk intentionally, as Rafael Hines discovered when he was pushed to publish his first novel, Bishop’s War.

We have conducted an interview with Rafael Amadeus Hines, delving into his life before becoming an author, his book, as well as his career as a published writer.

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Interview with Brian O’Sullivan – The Author’s Gamble

Brian O’Sullivan may have only recently begun his foray into the realms of literature as a published author, but it certainly doesn’t mean he lacks any potential, as was evident by his debut novel, The Puppeteer.

A former professional poker player and vehement Trump critic, O’Sullivan discusses with us in our interview various aspects of his writing career, which began much later in his life than for most people.

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Interview with Earl Javorsky – Perspective from a Lifelong Wordsmith

Earl Javorsky is the kind of author who, despite having nearly always been in the writing game, has only begun seeing himself published recently. So far his works include Trust Me, Down Solo and Down to No Good, each of them earning a fair share of critical acclaim in literary circles.

In this email interview we’ve conducted with him we discuss the various paths his career as a writer has led him on and his perspective on various topics in the realms of literature.

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Bob Van Laerhoven Interview – The Uphill Battle to the Book Publishing Spotlight

Few realize it until they actually get there, but writing a book is only the first step towards full-fledged authorship. The tumultuous battle to have it published is still looming ahead, and few authors out there have fought it like Bob Van Laerhoven, author of Baudelaire’s Revenge and Dangerous Obsessions.

In our interview with him we discuss the trials and tribulations he went through in order to get some of his books published, asking him to share the invaluable insight accrued over the years.

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Timothy Hallinan Interview – Words of Wisdom from the Travelled Mind

Timothy Hallinan may have only begun his published writing career at forty years of age, but he has already introduced the world of literature to the always captivating Simeon Grist, Poke Rafferty and Junior Bender series, with classics such as Skin-Deep and Nail Through the Heart.

In this email interview we have conducted with him, Hallinan discusses his writing career, his perspective and recollections on various subjects in the realm of authorship, and the curious new project he has in the works.

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Stanislaw Kapuscinski Interview – The Philosophical Architect’s Literature

Stanislaw Kapuscinski, known to many science-fiction fans as Stan I.S. Law, is a renowned figure in the realm of books for being a strong and independent thinker who enjoys tackling the big and impossible questions lacking definitive answers.

After spending his life as an architect he devoted himself to the art of writing and has published some of the most unique and thought-provoking books, both in fiction and non-fiction. We’ve conducted an e-mail interview with the celebrated author and asked him to share some of the priceless insights he’s come to acquire through many years of experience.

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Larry Loftis Interview – The Writer Anchored in Reality

We don’t get too many good opportunities to peek inside the minds and lives of talented authors, something that makes this rather detailed interview with Larry Loftis, author of Into the Lion’s Mouth, a treasure worth exploring.

We’ve asked him twenty questions revolving around his work as an author, his experience in the writing industry when it comes to publishing and editing, his own thoughts on the book as well as the journey he went through to get it on the market, and in a more general sense the literary path he walked to get to where he is now.

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“Ad Infinitum” and “Ad Perpetuam” by William Fripp – The Ceaseless Incarnations of Evil

William Fripp has surprised the literary community with the publishing of his unique and imaginative stories, Ad Infinitum and Ad Perpetuam, following three regular folk who are hunting an ancient evil that jumps through time and bodies alike.

Find out what we think about his books and what the author himself has to say about the series in a short interview.

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Mark Schultz: The Life of an Expert Proofreader

Mark Schultz is a lifelong proofreader and the main driving force behind the renowned Wordrefiner.com, and we’ve managed to snag a bit of his time to conduct an email interview touching on his craft as well as some topics pertaining to the world of books in a more general sense.

See for yourself what goes on behind the scenes and what a true master has to say about the art of writing and editing literature.

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