Novelists to interview

31 profiles
Steve Schlam

Steve Schlam first gained entrance to the City of Words through the doors of the public library in Brooklyn, New York, where he was born and spent a good portion of his childhood, and has since lived in cities and towns across the United States and in Mexico. An actor as well as a writer, he has performed on stages in all the places he has called home and earned a Master's Degree in Creative Writing and English under the tutelage of Joseph Heller, author of "Catch-22." "The Harvesting of Haystacks Kane" is his first published novel.

Interviews: 2
Latest interview: 31 Jan 2024
Talked to: Massiel Valenzuela-Castaneda, Ryan M. Oliver

Haris Orkin

Haris Orkin is an author, playwright, screenwriter, and game writer. His play Dada premiered at The La Jolla Playhouse. A Saintly Switch was directed by Peter Bogdanovich for Disney. He has written screenplays for Universal, Sony, Fox, and Paramount. His video games have been nominated for the WGA Award and the BAFTA. His James Flynn Thriller series is published by Black Rose Writing and is available on Amazon. The fourth book in the series, License to Die, was released in July.

Interviews: 2
Latest interview: 03 Jan 2024
Talked to: Geoffrey D. Calhoun, David Temple

Steve Webb

Writer of Young Adult Novels. Connoisseur of fine cheeseburgers. The Pirate's Curse: Brigands of the Compass Rose (cowritten by Toni Runkle) drops 9/28/23. Runkle and Webb's first novel for young readers, Glitter Girl, was called "an empowering message about striving to be true to oneself." by Kirkus Reviews.

Interviews: 1
Latest interview: 11 Dec 2023
Talked to: Toni Runkle

David Roberts

David Roberts


Reader, writer, pedestrian. Debut novel, The Way the Day Breaks, out with Weatherglass Books.

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Scott Badler

The author of JFK & The Muckers of Choate and two books of humorous non-fiction, What's So Funny About Looking for a Job? and Oh, Brother! Scott Badler has also published numerous essays, comedic articles and short fiction. Previously, he taught humor writing at Harvard and Emerson College. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Interviews: 1
Latest interview: 22 Nov 2023
Talked to: Thomas Carrigan

Michael Kardos

Michael Kardos is a writer and educator (high school and college) whose novels seem to have crimes in them. He’s been told his audiobook adaptations have gotten more than one person through a long road trip.

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Cheri Krueger

When not writing, I can be found reading, traveling or indulging my Scrabble obsession. Married with two grown sons and a grandson, I recently 'retired' to the beautiful San Joaquin Valley where I spend my free time enjoying local music, craft beer and playing with puppies. My past writing credits were in journalism and copywriting but now I write fiction and study the craft full time. In August 2021, I self-published three novels and my first traditionally published novel (The Abduction of Adrienne Berg) launches October 5, 2023. Some of my favorite authors are Stephen King, Anne Tyler, Margaret Atwood, Alice Hoffman, Liane Moriarty, Kristin Hannah, Jane Smiley, Maeve Binchy and Jodi Picoult.

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Gramps Jeffrey

Gramps Jeffrey’s children’s book, “I Don’t Want to Turn 3”, explores what goes through a toddler’s mind that parents are so desperate to understand. It is based on the true experiences he has had with his 6 grandchildren that were born 2 each to his 3 Millennial daughters. It is a simple story which teaches kids social skills, getting along with others and the advantages and disadvantages of growing up and growing older. It is written from a child’s point of view with an awareness that kids can be selfish, but also capable of learning and understanding. Children will find “I Don’t Want to Turn 3” completely relatable and parents will be able to recognize the world from their child’s point of view. The book has valuable messages, like taking responsibility for your own actions, which is a lesson affecting readers of all ages.

Interviews: 10
Latest interview: 24 Oct 2023
Talked to: Travis Davis, Elzie Flenard, Rupesh Patel, Sara Troy and 2 others

Anessa Sewell Kent

Hey, Y'all! I am a southern author who is always fascinated with the wonderful people, traditions, food, colloquialism, humor and mannerisms of southern people; my people. I love talking about the south! My novel, The Bitter and The Sweet, is an accurate example of the thoughts, actions, words, and impressions of small town southern hearts. There is never a shortage of literary material when southerners are your subject! I welcome any and all opportunities to interview and converse about the maladies and loves of life.

Interviews: 1
Latest interview: 27 Dec 2023
Talked to: Patrick Boggs

Wayne Jones

I am a writer, podcaster, and editor based in Ottawa, Canada. I've published a novel, "The Killing Type"; a memoir about personal minimalism called "Less and Less"; and a biography (co-written) about the great standup comedian, "Greg Giraldo: A Comic's Story." My biography, written purposely for the general reader, of the key writer in 18th-century England, Samuel Johnson—the man who gave us the first modern dictionary of English—will be published in October 2023. I've also published many articles and short stories. In my former career as an academic librarian, I wrote articles and book reviews, and also was the coordinating editor on several books in the field of library and information science.

Interviews: 14
Latest interview: 23 Feb 2024
Talked to: Joe Dimino, Khudania Ajay, Angel Pretot, Amy L Bernstein and 2 others

George WB Scott

George WB Scott is an East Tennessee book author and video producer, with a life-long interest in European and American history. His new novel, "The Good King, A Medieval Thriller" is set in 10th-century Bohemia, and will be released September 14 by Black Rose Writing. It is the story of Saint Wenceslas as told by his younger brother. Scott was born in Stuart, Florida, and graduated from Martin County High School. Scott's previous books include "I Jonathan, A Charleston Tale of the Rebellion, and "Growing Up In Eden," a childhood memoir.

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Len Boswell

Len Boswell is the author of nineteen books, including three award-winning series (humorous sci-fi/mystery, epic fantasy, and historical fantasy), as well as other novels and works of nonfiction. He lives in the mountains of West Virginia with his wife, Ruth, and their overactive beagle, Daisy.

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