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I recently had the opportunity to interview Gordon Zuckerman about his novel The Sentinels: Fortunes of War (read my review) and his plans for the rest of the series involving the six Sentinels.

If you’re interested, please visit my Examiner page.

Disclosure: I am an Amazon associate.

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My home computer is still non-functional, but I’m plugging along with posts here and there.  My dear friend Serena is letting me use her computer this weekend so I can pre-schedule some posts for next week while I’m on vacation, so expect more book reviews in the near future.

In the meantime, I hope you’ll check out my latest author interview on Examiner.com.  This time I had the pleasure of interviewing Laura Brodie, author of The Widow’s Season (read my review).

Laura was kind enough to answer questions about herself, getting published, and upcoming projects.  Click here to read the interview.

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This week seems to be moving along so slowly, probably because I’m on vacation all next week and want to be done with the work week already!  Since I haven’t written reviews for the 4 books sitting on my desk patiently waiting their turn in the spotlight, I thought I’d post some random updates.

First, I want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes.  You all made my day!  And thanks to my husband for holding a small gathering for me over the weekend, Serena and her husband for the awesome bookish gifts (the Jane Austen action figure rocks!), and to The Girl for making sure I didn’t have to do any housework on Monday and could put my feet up with a book after I came home from work.  You are all awesome!

Second, I just want to let you all know that I still don’t have an Internet connection at home, so it remains to be seen how often I’ll be able to post here or when I’ll have time for blog reading and commenting.  I’ll do my best to stay current, though, but please forgive me if I’m MIA — which will be the case when I’m on vacation next week.  Well, at least I can count on more reading time, since my vacation will consist of me sitting at home and relaxing.

Third, I want to direct you to my Examiner page, as I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Donna Jo Napoli, whose YA novels set during World War II are must reads.  (If you haven’t already, check out my reviews of Stones in Water and Fire in the Hills.)

Those of you still planning to complete the World War II reading challenge by the end of the year should consider Napoli’s books.  They are quick reads, with plenty of action and emotion to hold your attention at a time of year when everything is hectic.  (I can’t believe that I’m going to have to start Christmas shopping soon.  Where has the year gone?)

Have a great day, everyone!

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So…you’ve read my review of Cleopatra’s Daughter, read the guest post by Michelle Moran, and entered the giveaway for Cleopatra’s Daughter, The Heretic Queen, and an authentic ancient Roman coin.  Great (and thank you)!

Now, I have another treat for you.  I had the pleasure of interviewing Michelle about Cleopatra’s Daughter, among other things.  Check out my Examiner page to see what she had to say.

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Yesterday, I reviewed The Apple by Penelope Holt, which addresses the Herman Rosenblat Holocaust hoax.

I also set up an interview with Penelope Holt, and I was surprised and delighted that she answered my questions so quickly!  It has been a pleasure corresponding with her via e-mail.  I applaud her for tackling a subject that’s not easy, and as I said in my review, I think she did a good job in taking a more balanced approach to the story.

My interview with Penelope is on my Examiner.com page.  Click here to read it.

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Susan Higginbotham was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions I had about her latest novel, Hugh and Bess (read my review), what she likes to do in her spare time, what she’s writing now, and what books are her favorites.

This interview is posted on my Examiner page, if you are interested.

Disclosure: I am an Amazon associate.

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I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Sally Koslow, author of The Late, Lamented Molly Marx (read my review).

I really enjoyed trading e-mails with Sally. She seems like a lovely person. I want to thank her for taking the time to answer my questions, and I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.

If you’re interested, the interview is posted on my Examiner page.

Disclosure: I am an Amazon associate.

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I’ve had the chance to trade some e-mails with Deborah Weed, author of The Luckiest Penny. (read my review with The Girl) She really cares about children and wants them to feel good about themselves, and it shows through when she talks about the book and related projects.

Deborah was kind enough to take time out of her busy schedule to be interviewed. The interview is on my Examiner page, and I hope you’ll take some time read what she has to say.

[In unrelated news, I’m on a panel for the Book Blogger Appreciation Week awards. It’s going to take me some time to read through all the nominees’ posts, so if I’m scarce on the blogs for the next several days, you know why.]

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You all know Heather from Age 30+…A Lifetime of Books, right? Well, you should! Heather, a.k.a. The Book Club Madam, is moderating a panel at the Baltimore Book Festival on Sept. 26 (and one of the panelists is none other than Trish from Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin‘?).

I had the pleasure of interviewing Heather about “The Book Club Toolkit” panel and her book club experiences for my Examiner page. I hope you’ll take a minute to read it, and if anyone is planning on attending the festival, please let me know!

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I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Alan Furst, author of The Spies of Warsaw.

I’d like to thank Alan for taking time out of his busy schedule to answer my questions. The Spies of Warsaw was my first time reading a WWII spy novel, and it won’t be my last. I look forward to reading more of his work in the future.

The interview is posted on my Examiner page, and you can read it by clicking here. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Speaking of The Spies of Warsaw, I think it’s about time I announced the winner of the book giveaway. Congratulations to Linda! I’ll be sending along your copy soon.

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