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thaisa-frank's picture
Feb.14.2014
Thanks to the Red Room editors for matching me with Michele Zackheim as part of their “Author Matchmaking” series. For many years Michele was a visual artist exhibiting in museums and galleries, both in the United States and Europe. As she puts it, “Over time, random words began to appear on my...
talia-carner's picture
Jan.16.2014
Thanks to the Red Room folks for matching me with Carol Hoenig as part of their “Author Matchmaking” series. Carol is a full-time freelance writer and publishing consultant who helps other writers navigate the ever-changing publishing industry. In addition to her latest novel, Of Little Faith, she...
hi-dong-chai's picture
Dec.11.2013
I met Tamim Ansary, the author of West of Kabul, East of New York, at Regent Thai restaurant in San Francisco on November 26, 2013, to be interviewed for Red Room. I felt an immediate connection with Tamim because he grew up in a country which was similar to mine – the absence of modern...
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Dec.08.2013
A native of Seoul, Korea, Hi-Dong Chai was educated in the United States. He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, worked for IBM, and taught at San Jose State University. He retired as a professor emeritus in 2002. As someone who lost his loved ones through World War II under Japan and...
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Nov.10.2013
Bill Fernandez was born and grew up on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i in the years of the Great Depression and World War II. Later, he moved to the mainland, practiced law, served as mayor of Sunnyvale, California, and was a judge for more than twenty years before he and his wife moved back to Kaua'...
patti-frazee's picture
Nov.06.2013
When I met Charley Murphy a few years ago, I was instantly struck by his passion for various art forms. It was immediately obvious that his creativity with film, painting, graphic arts, and writing were all coming from the same deep and meaningful place. After reading his novels End of Men and Cute...
karl-alexander's picture
Oct.20.2013
I’m pleased the Red Room folks introduced me to author Chuck Waldron as part of their “Author Matchmaking” series. I’ve been writing time-travel thrillers for decades, and so I was fascinated to find out about a novelist who writes adventures that mix time periods or which occur over a long period...
karen-dionne's picture
Aug.26.2013
It's been my good fortune for years now to be friends with Marcus Sakey, host of the Travel Channel's Hidden City and author of several bestselling novels. The release this summer of his newest, Brilliance, gave me the opportunity to ask him some questions. 1. I have my version of how we met, but...
jt-ellison's picture
Jul.08.2013
Here is my interview with author Layton Green, who wrote thrillers The Summoner, The Egyptian, and The Diabolist. JT: I stayed up much too late last night reading The Diabolist. You’ve crafted a great story – part international thriller, part theology text, part philosophic treatise on good...
victoria-nalani-kneubuhl's picture
Jul.08.2013
I first met John Enright several decades ago in American Samoa.  My uncle, John Alexander Kneubuhl was a brilliant playwright and mentor to many aspiring artists and writers in Samoa. He recognized John as a kindred spirit, loved him like a son, and welcomed him into our, often eccentric but...