Thursday, August 27, 2015

Stefanie Pintoff

Stefanie Pintoff's latest novel is Hostage Taker.

From her Q & A with Taylor at NewInBooks:

Tell us a little bit about your new release, Hostage Taker.

Hostage Taker represents a new direction for me – specifically a change of genre and time-period. The idea for the novel came to me shortly after Saint Patrick’s Cathedral began its massive renovation project—and I first saw the Cathedral buried in scaffolding. I looked at the chaos and upheaval, and began to think: what if … ?

Those what ifs built upon one another until I conceived a story where the fates of a beloved landmark and an unknown number of hostages were at stake. Where the only hope would be FBI agent Eve Rossi and her unconventional team of ex-convicts—a secret unit with extraordinary talents, oversized egos, and contempt for the rules. Where as a writer, I could blend my love of this city’s history with my desire to write a page-turning contemporary thriller.

Hostage Taker was great fun to write – and I hope readers will enjoy it!

If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or dead, who would you choose and why?

It’s almost impossible to pick just one person, but if forced to choose, I would pick...[read on]
Learn more about her books at Stefanie Pintoff's website.

The Page 69 Test: In the Shadow of Gotham.

The Page 69 Test: A Curtain Falls.

Coffee with a Canine: Stefanie Pintoff & Ginger.

The Page 69 Test: Secret of the White Rose.

--Marshal Zeringue