IDOL TALK: Having Two Novels Already Published Wasn’t A Prerequisite  

New York Times bestselling author Michael Koryta got the call from the records office at Indiana University shortly before he was scheduled to graduate. Looking back, it’s easy to understand why he overlooked a single core prerequisite. Koryta was busy writing part-time for the Bloomington Herald-Times, he worked occasionally for a private detective and in […]

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IDOL TALK: The Bestselling New York Times Author You Never Heard Of

Suppose you had seven New York Times bestselling novels under your belt and still nobody knew your name. Can’t happen, you say? But it did. If you’re in the know in Hollywood, then you’ll recognize the name of Tom Straw, a veteran writer of numerous television comedies from “Night Court” to the “Cosby Show.” But […]

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IDOL TALK: William Styron Stumbling. Lee Child Retiring. Scott Turow Intimidated. Chevy Chase’s Dad Edits.

William Styron was “so wildly drunk, it was embarrassing,” says Scott Turow, the man who created the modern legal thriller. Turow shot to fame (and fortune) after publication of his first legal thriller Presumed Innocent (which became a major motion picture starring Harrison Ford). Turow’s description of acclaimed novelist Styron followed a New York City luncheon where […]

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