Best-selling thriller writer launches ‘Escape’ in Stamford

Ever since his career was launched with “Absolute Power” in 1996, David Baldacci has had to keep up with the latest technology, as well as the changing taste of thriller fans. This means there are times the novelist envies Sue Grafton and her decision to keep all of the Kinsey Milhone mysteries set in the 1980s. Read more here.

Between the Lines: An Interview with David Baldacci

David Baldacci is best known for his high-stakes political thrillers, but the #1 New York Times bestselling author has also had a busy year as the editor of this year’s acclaimed ITW anthology, FaceOff, and as one of the highest-profile writers caught in the Amazon/Hachette negotiating feud. Read the interview here.

NAIBA 2014: Discovering Children’s Books

Children’s books were front and center at this year’s “Discovery” conference held in Crystal City, Va., September 19–21. Booksellers had a chance to meet children’s authors, ranging from Marla Frazee (The Farmer and the Clown, S&S/Beach Lane) to David Baldacci (The Finisher, Scholastic Press) and A.S. King (Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, Little, Brown) at breakfasts and dinners throughout the weekend. Read more here.

Baldacci speaks at NAIBA conference

The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association held its annual Fall Conference in Arlington, Va., this past weekend, welcoming 166 booksellers and more than 250 authors and publishers, including David Baldacci, who spoke at the author breakfast. Said Baldacci to the booksellers, “If the book industry has a heart, and I think it does, you’re it.” Read more here.