James Lee Burke

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"A novel or a story should be a microcosm of the era in which we live." Filmed in 2011 on his Montana ranch, best-selling author James Lee Burke opens up on how his contemplation of the misuse of power in America has inspired him to write more than thirty novels. A profile of Burke and his latest book, Wayfaring Stranger, appears in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Lisa Scottoline

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In this video from BookExpo America 2014, Lisa Scottoline speaks with humor and passion about the magic of books and the importance of writing the truth. Scottoline says as a novelist, "the interesting thing you learn, is that you have to tell it true.... It has to make me a little worried about saying it out loud." Scottoline is featured along with her agent Molly Friedrich in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Edward Kelsey Moore

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Edward Kelsey Moore shares what inspired him to write the novel The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat. Moore says he wanted to capture, "that feeling of hearing a story told across the dining room table or at the kitchen counter." Read how Moore met his agent Barney Karpfinger in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Mira Jacob

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"Life, in general, is both comic and tragic. In every moment of real sadness, you can almost find something hysterical to laugh at." Debut novelist Mira Jacob discusses The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing with tuxedo-clad five-year-old Zakir. Jacob was interviewed by Amanda Eyre Ward for the just-released July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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