Author Archives: Maria Schneider

The WD Interview:
Brad Thor

Brad Thor hit No. 1 with his seventh novel, The Last Patriot, but it came at a cost. Read on to find out why Thor’s passion keeps him writing—even in the face of death threats.

by Maria Schneider

The Writer’s Perspective

WD Editor Maria Schneider's blog, "The Writer's Perspective," is dedicated to the publishing industry and other writing-related news. She'll keep you up-to-date on the writing essentials, all while providing links that might be interest you and commentaries on the industry's hottest topics....

Chick-Lit Rebel

Melissa Bank, bestselling author of The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, has been called a chick-lit pioneer, but she has something to say about being labeled.

Evanovich, Inc.

Bestselling author Janet Evanovich is no fool. Her Stephanie Plum mysteries have landed her on the top of the literary food chain and made her a household name—and she intends to keep it that way.

Sunny Side Up

Read how Fannie Flagg, the gifted storyteller of the novels Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Café and A Redbird Christmas, stays relentlessly optimistic about writing feel-good fiction.

The Surreal Life

Augusten Burroughs wrote through his life as an abandoned child, high school dropout and alcoholic—and somehow found sanity, sobriety and success along the way.