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DIY MFA Podcast: Interview With Joseph Finder

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In this episode Gabriela Pereira interviews author Joseph Finder about his latest thriller, The Switch. Joseph’s novel is a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller about how one misstep in an airport can land an ordinary man right in the cross hairs of government secrets and ruthless political ambition. In this interview, Joseph gives us a window into how he crafts a suspense novel with a mistaken identity archetype and how to create an antagonist who readers can’t help but like. He talks about how to create an unlikeable character that is relatable to readers, keep a story gripping, and create a sense of reality in a suspense novel. For more detailed show notes go to: DIYMFA.com/158 ABOUT DIY MFA Here’s a secret no…

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The thrill of it all: A writer’s first ThrillerFest

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I had been scanning the crowd all day trying to find him. All I knew was that he was a dark-haired man with glasses, maybe in his late 50s. As I was about to give up hope, my colleague tapped me on the shoulder and said two words that forever changed my life. “That’s Bob.” Before I had a chance to compose myself, he was standing in front of me, cracking a joke. R.L. Stine, author of the Fear Street series that kept me penniless and out of trouble as a middle school girl, was telling me a joke. My inner 12-year-old did cartwheels and set off fireworks while my outer adult smiled politely and introduced herself. (I was rather…

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SUMMER READS 2014: Chilling mysteries to beat the summer heat

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It’s hot. You’re sweaty, even sitting next to the pool or on a blanket on a nice beach somewhere. Luckily, your bag—and if you’re like so many of us at BookTrib, your reading material outweighs everything else—is full of opportunities to escape the oppressive temperatures with some good, old-fashioned suspense, the kind that makes cold sweat run down the back of your neck. These six thrilling summer reads will be like ice cubes to your nerves. Just remember, BookTrib is not responsible for any sleepless nights. Suspicion by Joseph Finder (Dutton, May 27) The moral of Finder’s adrenaline-fueled ride is simple: don’t accept money from strangers. Especially large sums of money from very powerful, and very shady, men. Single dad…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Joseph Finder, “Master of the Modern Thriller” and Author of SUSPICION

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“Is this Joseph Finder’s best thriller yet?  It gets my vote. So many twists and shocks. It kept me reading all night.” —R.L. Stine The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author and “master of the modern thriller,” about a father who is forced to make a choice with unspeakable consequences… JOSEPH FINDER is the New York Times bestselling author of ten previous novels, includingVanished and Buried Secrets. Finder’s international bestseller Killer Instinct won the International Thriller Writer’s Thriller Award for Best Novel of 2006. Other bestselling titles include Paranoia and High Crimes, which both became major motion pictures. He lives in Boston. SUSPICION When single father Danny Goodman suddenly finds himself unable to afford the private school his teenage daughter adores, he has no one to turn to for financial…

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