Who is your favorite author, and why?

Harlan Coben and Me (right) at a book signing for Stay Close in March 2012.

Who is your favorite author, and why? Mine is Harlan Coben. Read on for why he’s my favorite author, and let me know whom you love to read and why.

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Author Interview: Steven James Discusses Storytelling, James Bond, Halloween Ends, & More

Steven James is a national bestselling novelist whose award-winning, pulse-pounding thrillers continue to gain wide critical acclaim and a growing fan base. His latest book is The Art of the Tale: Engage Your Audience, Elevate Your Organization, and Share Your Message Through Storytelling. I had the pleasure of interviewing Steven, and we spoke about a wide array of topics, including storytelling, the future of his famous protagonist Patrick Bowers, what it’s like writing young adult fiction compared to thrillers, why the Halloween Ends movie failed to deliver on its promise to fans yet the James Bond film No Time to Die did, and much more. It was a great discussion with one of the most creative and compelling authors I’ve ever met or read. Buy a copy of his excellent book, The Art of the Tale, on Amazon, and watch our full video interview below. Enjoy!

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Book Sale: 88% Off Night Over Water by Ken Follett

For a limited time only, Amazon has the World War II thriller Night Over Water by Ken Follett on sale for 88% less than the regular price. If you’re interested in this Kindle deal, buy this book by this #1 New York Times best-selling author today before it disappears.

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Book Sale: 80% Off Run, Rose, Run by James Patterson & Dolly Parton

Today only, Amazon has Run, Rose, Run by James Patterson and Dolly Parton on sale for 80% off. Buy your copy of this best-selling book below before this fantastic deal is gone.

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Interview: Self-Published Author Makes $400,000 in 12 Months; Reveals Secrets to Success

Dan Padavona may not be a household name as a mystery and thriller writer, but he’s amassed thousands of devoted fans. A self-published author, he has released nearly 50 books since 2014 and become one of the best-selling writers on Amazon. Dan’s hard work has resulted in nearly $400,000 in income from his Wolf Lake series alone over the past 12 months.

In the following video interview, Dan and I spoke at length about how he achieved this monumental success. We got into a wide array of financials, including revenue generated from paperback sales, Kindle bookstore sales, and Kindle Unlimited. We also talked about Audible, the ACX program, Dan’s creative process and former career, and a whole lot more. If you’re an aspiring author or just getting started in the industry, this is an interview you want to watch. If you’re an avid reader, my conversation with Dan provides you with a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating the books you love and the life of a self-published author. Enjoy!

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Kindle Daily Deal — The Match by Harlan Coben

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is The Match by Harlan Coben. The Match is Coben’s latest novel, and it’s the second book in his Wilde series. It’s a great thriller by my favorite author filled with well-developed characters, action, and intrigue. There are unpredictable twists, and most importantly, a satisfying conclusion. If you’re looking for your next great read, look no further. Buy The Match today on Amazon before this deal is gone.

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Amazon Prime Day Deal: New York Dead by Stuart Woods

Looking for a good thriller at a great price? The Kindle edition of New York Dead by Stuart Woods is discounted for a limited time! This is a great deal on the first entry in the wildly popular Stone Barrington series, so I highly recommend snatching this one up before it’s too late. You can buy it here on Amazon. Below is a publisher’s summary, so you can learn more about this book. Happy reading!

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Shudder: What’s Streaming In November

Halloween is coming, and Shudder just released details about what’s streaming in November. Read on for all of the information and trailers.

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Review: ThrillerFest XIII

ThrillerFest is the premier conference for thriller writers and readers. ThrillerFext XIII marks my fourth time at this event and it fittingly kicked off on Friday the 13th. Over two days, numerous panels took place on a wide range of topics – everything from how to best execute a fictional character to how to handle sex scenes in thrillers. These panels were comprised of new, best-selling, and seasoned authors, all offering a unique perspective on myriad issues and trends.

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Working With James Patterson: BookShots Authors Tell All

IMG_7188In June James Patterson launched his BookShots imprint, and since then more than one million copies of these bite-sized thrillers have been sold. I recently spoke with two of the authors who’ve written books for this imprint: Brendan DuBois and Erin Knightley.

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