The Storytellers

Straight Talk from the World’s Most Acclaimed Suspense & Thriller Authors

This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.

Buy this Book on

You must sign in to see if this title is available for request.
Pub Date 20 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 07 Sep 2021

Talking about this book? Use #TheStorytellersBook #NetGalley. More hashtag tips!


Description

The Storytellers takes you inside the hearts and minds of famous suspense and thriller authors, their personal stories, and their sources of creativity.


Have you ever read a suspense novel so good you had to stop and think to yourself, “How did the author come up with this idea? Their characters? Is some of this story real?” For over five years, Mark Rubinstein, physician, psychiatrist, and mystery and thriller writer, had the chance to ask the most well-known authors in the field just these kinds of questions in interviews for the Huffington Post.

Collected here are interviews with forty-seven accomplished authors, including Michael Connelly, Ken Follett, C. J. Box, Lee Child, Meg Gardiner, Dennis Lehane, Laura Lippman, and Don Winslow. These are their personal stories in their own words, much of the material never before published. How do these writers’ life experiences color their art? Find out their thoughts, their inspirations, their candid opinions. Learn more about your favorite authors, how they work and who they truly are.

The Storytellers takes you inside the hearts and minds of famous suspense and thriller authors, their personal stories, and their sources of creativity.


Have you ever read a suspense novel so good you...


A Note From the Publisher

Mark Rubinstein’s high-octane thrillers Mad Dog House (2012) and its sequel, Mad Dog Justice (2014), were both finalists for the Foreword Book of the Year Award. His novella The Foot Soldier won the silver award in the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards competition in the Popular Fiction category. His novella Return to Sandara (2014), won the gold IPPY Award for Suspense/Fiction. The Lovers’ Tango won the gold medal in Popular Fiction at the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Awards. He now writes fiction and nonfiction, has been a contributor to the Huffington Post, was a contributor to Psychology Today, contributes columns to Literary Hub’s Crime Reads, and is a book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books. Visit his website at www.MarkRubinstein-Author.com.

Mark Rubinstein’s high-octane thrillers Mad Dog House (2012) and its sequel, Mad Dog Justice (2014), were both finalists for the Foreword Book of the Year Award. His novella The Foot Soldier won the...


Advance Praise

“A remarkable collection of interviews with some of the most important writers working in the world today. I loved this book.”

-Don Winslow, #1 internationally bestselling author of The Force and The Cartel 


“A brilliant book…Mark Rubinstein has fashioned a book that offers the final word on all things related to the craft of telling tales that are impossible to put down…Rubinstein has penned one of the best author-centric studies of writers and writing ever created, and one of the few ever attempted for popular fiction. This book is destined to stand the test of time, with great storytelling in its own right that for this thriller writer was impossible to put down.”

-Jon Land, Providence Journal


“[A] fresh compendium…Particularly revelatory are the authors’ anecdotes about their previous jobs—as reporters, psychiatrists, veterinarians, and lawyers—and the range of perspectives makes for a breezy introduction to the writing game. Thriller writers—and fans curious about the process—are in for a treat.”

-Publishers Weekly


“Just look at this lineup: Lee Child, Patricia Cornwell, David Mamet, Meg Gardiner, Scott Turow, Kathy Reichs, James Rollins—and that’s only a small fraction of them…A nice companion piece to the slew of more traditional how-to-be-a-writer books on the market.”

-Booklist

“A remarkable collection of interviews with some of the most important writers working in the world today. I loved this book.”

-Don Winslow, #1 internationally bestselling author of The Force and ...


Marketing Plan

• National and regional reviews and features

• Social media and book trailer campaign

• High-profile featured mystery/thriller authors

• Writing/storytelling buzz mailing

• Writing/storytelling digital and print advertising

• Bookseller and library show marketing

• National and regional reviews and features

• Social media and book trailer campaign

• High-profile featured mystery/thriller authors

• Writing/storytelling buzz mailing

• Writing/storytelling...


Available Editions

ISBN 9781094138176
PRICE $16.99 (USD)

Available on NetGalley

NetGalley Shelf App (PDF)
Send To Kindle (PDF)
Download (PDF)

Average rating from 9 members


Featured Reviews

This is a very interesting book if you are interested in authors stories. There is a lot of information in these interviews, definitely something to check out.

Was this review helpful?

‘The Story Tellers: Straight Talk From the World’s Most Acclaimed Suspense and Thriller Authors’ edited by Mark Rubinstein (Blackstone, $16.99, 364 pages) For all of those questions you’ve ever wanted to ask your favorite thriller writer — beyond “where do you get your ideas” — editor, author and psychiatrist Mark Rubinstein has your back, and then some. In “The Story Tellers: Straight Talk From the World’s Most Acclaimed Suspense and Thriller Authors,” Rubinstein delves deep into the psyche and persona of more than 40 writers, in essence casting them as characters in their own real-life stories. Engaging and honest interviews populate the book — who knew that Patricia Cornwell kept sacred the memory of her first Kay Scarpetta novel reading, for which no one showed? — and the result is like sitting down with a group of friends … if your friends just happen to be multiple million book-selling authors. Rubinstein’s who’s who of thriller and suspense authors is astonishing and the interviews are sober and sound, as if rubbing elbows with the world’s elite storytellers is an everyday occurrence — which, for Rubinstein, apparently is. Here we get candid reveals from the likes of Lee Child, Kathy Reichs, John Sanford, Don Winslow, Michael Connelly and dozens of other names you've been reading for years. Part advice, part tell-all, Rubinstein’s collection encases a treasury of truths from writers whose stories we’ve enjoyed for years. Thrilling indeed.

Was this review helpful?

The Storytellers Straight Talk from the World’s Most Acclaimed Suspense & Thriller Authors by Mark Rubinstein Pub Date 20 Jul 2021 | Blackstone Publishing Mystery & Thrillers | Nonfiction (Adult) | Reference I am reviewing a copy The Storytellers: Straight Talk From the World’s Most Acclaimed Suspense &Thriller Authors through Blackstone Publishing and NetGalley: If you have ever read a suspense novel so good you have to stop and think to yourself, “How did the author come up with this idea? Their characters? Is some of this story real?” For over five years, Mark Rubinstein, physician, psychiatrist, and mystery and thriller writer, had the chance to ask the most well-known authors in the field just these kinds of questions in interviews for the Huffington Post. In The Storytellers are interviews with forty seven acclaimed authors from Michael Connelly Ken Follett, C. J. Box, Lee Child, Meg Gardiner, Dennis Lehane, Laura Lippman, and Don Winslow. These interviews are the authors personal stories stories in their own words, much of the material never before published. It tells of how these authors lives color their art. We learn of their thoughts their inspirations, their candid opinions. Learn more about your favorite authors, how they work and who they truly are. I give The Storytellers five out of five stars! Happy Reading!

Was this review helpful?

Readers who liked this book also liked: