On episode 57 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke once again with Robert Dugoni, whose last book, MY SISTER’S GRAVE, hit the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists and reached #1 on Amazon. We discussed:
- why MY SISTER’S GRAVE was removed from the New York Times bestseller list;
- why many writers fear success more than failure;
- what kind of reviews actually sell books;
- our issues with the recent New York Times articles about Amazon;
- lessons about backstory from J.K. Rowling;
- being a 49ers fan in Seattle;
- his new novel, HER FINAL BREATH, which comes out September 15 and can be ordered here.
Plus, on “Today in Writing,” happy birthday to Leo Tolstoy.
About our guest:
Robert Dugoni is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of the Tracy Crosswhite Series: My Sister’s Grave, Her Final Breath (September 2015) and A Clearing in the Woods (May 2016). He is also the author of the critically acclaimed, David Sloane series: The Jury Master, Wrongful Death, Bodily Harm, Murder One and The Conviction.
Dugoni has twice been nominated for the Harper Lee Award for Legal Fiction, was a 2015 International Thriller Writer’s finalist for thriller of the year, and the 2015 winner of the Nancy Pearl Award for Fiction. His books are sold world-wide in more than 20 countries and have been translated into a dozen languages including French, German, Italian and Spanish.