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mayra-calvani's picture
Feb.02.2013
  A native of Chicago, former police detective and now romantic suspense author Chris Karslen grew up with a love of history and books. Her parents loved traveling, a passion they passed on to her. She’s had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North...
mayra-calvani's picture
Jul.04.2012
Chris Karslen was born and raised in Chicago. Her father was a history professor and her mother was, and is, a voracious reader. She grew up with a love of history and books. Her parents also loved travelling, a passion they passed onto her. Karslen wanted to see the place she read about, see...
ian-beardsley's picture
Jan.06.2012
Interviewer: Ian, you believe that the planet Neptune holds a clue as to the fate of the Earth, and that it is no coincidence that the planet is named after the Roman Sea God, because we must one day sail the cosmic ocean to survive as a species.  Do you want to elaborate on that?   Ian...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.22.2011
Austen reportedly started three of her novels in this house, and lived there for twenty-six years.  One assumes her surroundings had some formative influence on her work. At any rate, it should be fun to root around and find a teacup or two. Or perhaps a pen nib.   Jane Austen as she's...
leah-maines's picture
Sep.08.2011
Then Noah began farming and planted a vineyard. Genesis 9:20 ויחל נח איש האדמה ויטע כרם׃   After the great flood, it is traditionally held that Noah’s ark rested atop Mt. Ararat (located in what is now Turkey).  Noah and family exited the ark, and went about getting things back to normal...
sarah-u-wisseman's picture
Apr.02.2011
My new book, a historical mystery set in Prohibition era central Illinois, is taking me in many new directions. Since my protagonist, Dr. Earl Snyder Junker, is a physician, I need to know about medical practice in the 1920s. Could my character be a medical examiner as well as a family doctor? What...
sarah-u-wisseman's picture
Jan.08.2011
What made you decide to write mystery stories?  How did you get started?            My parents loved mysteries--in fact, they fought over a mystery novel on their honeymoon. I grew up in a house in Massachusetts full of old Penguin mysteries. Lots of Dorothy Sayers, Margery Allingham, Josephine Tey...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.13.2010
Archaeologists find 2,400 year-old bowl of soup in China Chinese archaeologists believe they have discovered a 2,400-year-old pot of soup, sealed in a bronze cooking vessel and dug up near the ancient capital of Xian. Liu Daiyun, a Shaanxi Provincial Archeological Institute official, picks up a...
sarah-u-wisseman's picture
Oct.08.2010
I see the world in layers: layers of people, experience, emotion, and inspiration.  That's appropriate, since I'm an archaeologist in my "day job" at the University of Illinois: http://www.itarp.uiuc.edu/atam/aboutatam/wisseman.html My other job is mystery writing. Gradually I'm...
sarah-u-wisseman's picture
Sep.22.2010
My day job is archaeology, which means I tend to think in layers and I love dirt—both real dirt as in soil, and “dirt” as in good stories about squabbling academics trying to steal each other’s research. Fortunately for me, the archaeological profession is full of multilayered, dirty stories, just...