Interviews With Bestsellers

Just a handful of my feature-length cover stories for Writer’s Digest—all of them conversations that have touched my own writing life.


David Sedaris: The Naked Truth

Write relentlessly, until you find your voice. Then, use it. This and other serious advice from one of the funniest writers around.


Chris Bohjalian: Writing the World

He set out with an insatiable passion for the craft and the goal to never write the same book twice. He ended up with a writing career that reads a lot like a novel.


Lisa Scottoline: An Original Voice

An award-winning suspense series set in an all-female law firm. A library of bestselling book club picks. A humor column in the tradition of Erma Bombeck. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, Lisa Scottoline is not your average lawyer-turned-author.


David Baldacci: Absolute Writer

The facts of this former lawyer’s case are these: More than 110 million books in print. Three new titles out this year alone. Multiple film and TV deals in the works. A family literay foundation. And perhaps best of all? His motives are pure.


Alice Walker: Legacy in Purple

Decades before her groundbreaking novel The Color Purple, Alice Walker was already a distinctive voice in American and world literature. Decades later, she remains a force—and an inspiration to writers everywhere.


Elizabeth Berg: The Art of Writing True

Elizabeth Berg’s real career highlight came long before Oprah came calling (though that was nice, too). Here’s why she says writing is the best kind of creative free fall.


Harlan Coben: Titan of the Twist

Award-winning writing, quick-witted characters and the kind of suspense every reader craves—his books may be classified under mystery or thriller, but Harlan Coben seems to have it all. And he’s willing to share his secrets.