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Author Rick Pullen Gets Fired Up Over His New Book, ‘The Apprentice’

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“Virtual Coffee With” is a new column on BookTrib where we chat via email or social media with some of today’s most prolific writers.  For our inaugural interview we connected with award-winning investigative reporter, magazine editor and author Rick Pullen.  Pullen, who is best known for his 2016 thriller, Naked Ambition, is also a BookTrib contributor. Here is our virtual chat with Pullen about his latest release, The Apprentice, what inspires him and how he made the successful transition from award-winning journalist to bestselling novelist.  BT: How did the transition come about, from a career in investigative journalism to publishing your first fiction book? How did it change your process of writing? RP: I went from reporter to editor, so I’ve been a magazine…

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Elliot Ackerman Has Endless Inspiration for ‘Dark At the Crossing’

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Here is an author whose fiction cannot be separated from his life, or, if you indulge me, whose novels are based on his life. Once a marine, with an impressive five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, Elliot Ackerman is now a journalist based in Istanbul, from where he has been covering the Syrian Civil War since 2013. Dark at the Crossing, Ackerman’s sophomore novel, after his much-heralded debut novel, Green on Blue, like its predecessor, deals with characters trapped in the middle of a brutal conflict. The conflict here is not just the obvious Syrian debacle, but also the one of a failed marriage. Ackerman comments on the genesis of the novel as an insight he had while…

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Podcast: Visiting Trident Booksellers & Cafe for ‘Sid Sanford Lives!’

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BookTrib.com recently added the podcast Writer’s Bone to our weekly features. Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy have been bringing us weekly podcasts of discussions they have with writers about the craft of writing and what motivates them to tell a good story.  We hope you enjoy this series as much as we do. On September 21, Daniel Ford launched his debut novel, Sid Sanford Lives! at Trident Booksellers & Cafe with the help of his family, friends, and the crew from Writer’s Bone. Ford read from the book, answered fun questions from Sean Tuohy and the audience, and signed many books!   In case you didn’t already know, Sid Sanford Lives! is an emotionally-charged, humanistic view of love, loss, and family shown through the eyes of one…

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Video: Missed it? Watch Interview with R.G. Belsky and Shooting for the Stars

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About Shooting for the Stars Following up his “engrossing journalistic thriller” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) The Kennedy Connection, R. G. Belsky brings back New York City newspaper reporter Gil Malloy in a gripping new mystery about the closed-case murder of a Hollywood actress. Some thirty years ago, movie star Laura Marlowe was shot to death by a crazed fan in New York City, who then killed himself. The police ruled it a murder-suicide, the case was closed, and the beloved starlet faded away into history. But when New York Daily News reporter Gil Malloy re-investigates Marlowe’s death, long-buried secrets emerge and he begins to uncover the trail of a new serial killer. And more people are dying. Now, before he…

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Spartan Up! Andrew Marantz Discusses the Drawback of Instant Gratification

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Andrew Marantz, a freelance writer for The New Yorker and Men’s Journal and a number of other publications, sat down with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, during the Spartan Cruise to talk about the misleading mantra to “live each day as if it were your last,” and the disservice of constant instant gratification in life. Marantz also tackles the topic of what drives success and achievement. Is it chemicals in the brain or something else entirely? For more, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to get off the couch…

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