If you know me or have read this blog for any length of time it is not a secret that I am a big fan of Olen Steinhauer. I have read all of his books and interviewed him a number of times. He is one of those authors I would like to call “a friend of the blog.”
So what better way to break out of my recent funk but to fire up the podcast and have another conversation? As luck would have it, Olen has a new book out, The Cairo Affair, which makes for the perfect topic of conversation.
Olen and I talked about The Cairo Affair, the risk of bringing current events into a novel, the magic of fiction, his approach to writing, plot and characters development, and more. Part One is above and I will post Part Two tomorrow.
UPDATE: Part Two now posted.