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Tell Me Lies

Apr 24, 2012 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

This week Mulholland Books celebrates the publication of National Bestseller Nick Santora’s second novel FIFTEEN DIGITS with a week-long extravaganza of great content. Read on for an interview between Nick Santora and actor Jimmi Simpson of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Santora’s hit show Breakout Kings, on working together, Nick’s writing, Jimmi’s writing, and […]

When the Law Falls Short

Apr 10, 2012 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

Francis Bacon said that “revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed out . . . . In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince’s part to […]

On VENGEANCE and The General

Apr 06, 2012 in Mulholland Authors, Writing

Revenge has always been a human passion – as well as a problem for any civilized society. Early on, Jehovah reminded the Israelites that ‘vengeance is mine,’ while Aeschylus immortalized the blood feuds of the House of Atreus, which took a goddess to end, thus establishing the rule of law. Dramas of revenge were popular […]

Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance: An Introduction

Apr 03, 2012 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

Editing this anthology was a lot of fun—not least because Mystery Writers of America’s invaluable and irreplaceable publications guy, Barry Zeman, did all the hard work. All I had to do was pick ten invitees. And write a story. And then later on read the ten winning stories chosen by MWA’s blind-submission process. Piece of […]

How I Created I Hunt Killers by Accident

Apr 02, 2012 in Guest Posts, Writing

Some history here… Many years ago, back when I was a Wee Wannabe, I attended a writers conference in order to pitch The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl. One of the first editors to show an interest in the book was Alvina Ling of Little, Brown. Through a series of events no one […]

Blood, Kin and Structure: A Conversation between Andrew Vachss and Joe R. Landale, Part II

Mar 28, 2012 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

Missed Part I? Read it here. Joe Lansdale: It changed my life. Reading books and going to libraries. I mean we have so much that’s online now, but when I was growing up and you were growing up, libraries were very import, especially if you couldn’t afford books. And a lot of times I couldn’t. […]

An Interview with Joe R. Lansdale: Part II

Mar 23, 2012 in Mulholland Authors, Writing

Joe R. Lansdale, whose acclaimed new novel EDGE OF DARK WATER caused New York Journal of Books to proclaim it has “all the potential of becoming a classic, read by generations to come,” recently took some time out of his day to talk with Mulholland Books about his inspirations and writing process while his novel works its […]

A Conversation with Joe Lansdale: Part I

Mar 22, 2012 in Mulholland Authors, Writing

Joe R. Lansdale’s eagerly anticipated novel EDGE OF DARK WATER, which has already received tremendous praise and was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of its top picks of the Spring 2012, is working its way into bookstore across the country now. Joe recently took some time out of his day to take part in […]

TORSO Revisited

Mar 19, 2012 in Comic Books, Excerpts, Writing

Earlier this month, Marvel reintroduced a refreshed and reformatted edition of the classic, Eisner Award-winning crime comic TORSO, by Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko to graphic novel readers everywhere. Read on for an interview with Brian Michael Bendis and an excerpt from the comic’s opening pages. How did the writing of TORSO influence your […]

Spy vs. Spy: Thomas Mullen Interviews Olen Steinhauer

Mar 13, 2012 in Writing

In the last three years, I’ve read six novels by Olen Steinhauer, more than any other writer. This doubtless means that I have neglected the classics of late, but it also speaks to the addictive nature of the worlds he creates and the rush that readers receive when being propelled through his spiraling plots. Steinhauer […]