Our full interview with best-selling author Meg Cabot
You originally set out to be an illustrator, how did you end up an author of more than 80 books? You know, I wonder that myself all the time. I don’t know. I went to school. I studied at Indiana...
Our interview with author Natalie Standiford.
I understand that, like Laura, you spent a semester in Leningrad. What aspects of the story are based on your experiences there?
I spent the spring semester of my junior year in Leningrad in 1982....
Jessica Anya Blau, author of The Wonder Bread Summer.
Did you set out to write a "road" book or did that aspect evolve over time?
I wrote most of the first chapter as a short story (that was published in New York Tyrant). When I decided to make it a...
We interview Laura Lippman about her new book (And When She Was Good), being a mother, and getting a good cup of coffee in New Orleans.
In what ways did being a mother affect your understanding and portrayal of Heloise?
I think, in some ways, I went on a similar journey -- starting as a woman (a stepmother) on the sidelines of soccer...
A Lauraville writer redefines the mommy blog.
Tracey Gaughran-Perez has been keeping an online diary since the days of MS-DOS. "I've always loved to write," she says. "But then it started becoming more narrative and I actually gained followers...
A city budget crisis threatens to close the Poe House. Here are five ways to save it.
Due to budget constraints, the City recently cut off an estimated $85,000 in funding for the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, leading to its possible closure in 2012. Since the news broke, Poe...
Towson author is the unassuming bestseller next door.
In March of 2009, when Mary Claire Helldorfer first learned that her book Kissed by an Angel had hit USA Today’s Top 150 Books, she was working as a 10th-grade English teacher at Friends School of...
The mistress of mystery on Baltimore’s bum rap, Frances McDormand’s book shelf, and how not to get cast by her husband.
In her popular Tess Monaghan series, Laura Lippman writes about Baltimore with great affection, humor—and candor. In her latest standalone novel, Life Sentences, the best-selling author (and...
Hundreds of thousands of strangers have shared their deepest secrets with Frank Warren as part of an elaborate community art project.
If Frank Warren isn't the "most trusted stranger in America," which he has been called, he's definitely our collective confidant. Each week, hundreds of people write their innermost secrets on...
Stephen Hunter swaggers from print journalism to the best seller list and the silver screen.
I stand next to Baltimore writer Stephen Hunter at On Target, an indoor pistol range in the Severn Square Shopping Center. He casts a pitiful glance at my dust-covered, snub-nosed Smith & Wesson...