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Book Nook: With Child: Lee Child and the Readers of Jack Reacher, by Andy Martin

Andy Martin spent a year shadowing the best-selling author Lee Child. Child allowed Martin to watch him as he was writing another one of his novels in the blockbuster series that features Jack Reacher. He sat there like a fly on the wall as Child typed away in his apartment which overlooks Central Park. He went out to eat with Child. He encountered Lee Child's fans. He gives us an up close and personal view of the man behind these popular books. He even reveals this nervous author who was concerned his book would not go straight to Number One on the best-seller list. Of course there was no reason for Lee Child to be concerned, his books consistently sell in massive quantities. Still, it is amusing to imagine that he was so nervous about his continued success.

I had fun interviewing Andy Martin. He doesn't take himself too seriously and apparently that's one reason he got along so well with Lee Child. This is fun book and if you are a fan of this series it will provide you with a very intimate view at this master novelist hard at work crafting yet another thriller.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library,  Clark County Public LibraryDayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.