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A Conversation with Duane Swierczynski and Ed Brubaker: Part II

Jun 21, 2011 in Books, Graphic Novels, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

This week, we celebrate the publication of FUN & GAMES by Duane Swierczynski, a book that CNN.com says “reads like a Quentin Tarantino movie on speed, full of high-octane action, flying by at a breakneck pace, not for the faint of heart, but also with plenty of humor.” Here, we present Part II of a […]

Ray Bradbury is my ‘Father’

Jun 17, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

Growing up in a small country town in Australia, my only experience of the wider world came through grainy black and white TV images and the magic of the books that I borrowed from the local library. I remember being eight-years-old, in July 1969, when teachers assembled the entire school – barely a hundred students […]

A Conversation with Michael Robotham and Mark Billingham: Part II

Jun 16, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

In our ongoing celebration of the publication of THE WRECKAGE, we had Mark Billingham, author of BLOODLINE and Michael Robotham discuss the passage of time for series characters, the origins of THE WRECKAGE, the joys of being an international author and more. Missed Part I? Read it first. MB: What you say about your characters […]

A Conversation with Michael Robotham and Mark Billingham: Part I

Jun 14, 2011 in Books, Mulholland Authors, Writing

In our ongoing celebration of the publication of THE WRECKAGE, we had Mark Billingham, author of BLOODLINE and Michael Robotham get together for a chat. In Part One of the conversation, they discuss ghostwriting, recurring characters and new challenges. MB: So another great day in Sydney? How the hell do you write dark twisted mysteries […]

When Truth is Stranger Than…

Jun 13, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

This week, we celebrate the release of Michael Robotham’s THE WRECKAGE, a book that Nelson DeMille called “One of the best novels to come out of the chaos of Iraq; a penetrating peek through the fog of war” and David Baldacci  said, “I have seldom read a more chilling and suspenseful tale.” Here, Michael tells […]

In the Morgue

Jun 07, 2011 in Guest Posts, Writing

We celebrate the publication of Michael Koryta’s THE RIDGE, a novel that the New York Times Book Review calls “a freshly imagined and elegantly constructed variation on the dead-of-night ghost story.” Here, Koryta, a former journalist, explores the appeal of the newspaper morgue–a treasure trove of long, lost stories. Journalists tend to have a rather […]

The Writing of A Drop of the Hard Stuff

May 24, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors, Writing

An abbreviated version of the following essay appeared on Amazon’s Kindle Daily blog. We thought our dedicated readers might want a look at Block’s words in full. Enjoy! I was afraid I might be done writing about Matthew Scudder. I’d certainly spent enough years in his company.  From 1975’sThe Sins of the Fathers all the […]

First Lines

May 23, 2011 in Books, Writing

We’re all about page turning here at Mulholland Books and one of the things that really gets you reading is a fabulous first line. We’ve compiled a few that we like, but this is just a starting point. Really, we want to know YOUR favorite first lines. Please contribute your pick in the comments! We […]

Fearful Joys

May 17, 2011 in Guest Posts, Music, Writing

Looking at the Recently Played smartlist in iTunes, I can tell there’s a song that’s had massively more airplay in my world than any other over the last couple of months. That doesn’t surprise me. I’ve put it on at random points during the day. I’ve had it on repeat in the background while I’ve […]

A Conversation with Pete Hamill and Carl Hiaasen: Part II

May 06, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Writing

In our ongoing celebration of the publication of Tabloid City , we recorded a conversation between old friends Pete Hamill and Carl Hiaasen.If you missed Part I of the conversation, read it here. In Part II, they discuss local reporting, the future of journalism and the joy of being a novelist. Carl: There’s a character […]