Oct 7, 2012 — Colin Meloy, best known as the Decemberists' front man, is also a novelist. His newest book is the second in a series for young readers, called Wildwood Chronicles. The book catches up with its precocious protagonist, Prue, who leaves the seventh grade to return to the magical world of Wildwood.
Jul 17, 2008 — Crime writer Chelsea Cain sees danger lurking in the most pastoral corners of the polite Northwest city she calls home. Ketzel Levine dares to search for skeletons with the writer.
Mar 27, 2008 — In Blake Nelson's novel, Paranoid Park, a 16-year-old skateboarder is implicated when a transit cop is killed at the local skate park, and withdraws into silence as a way of dealing with it. Director Gus Van Sant recently released a film version of the novel.
Mar 25, 2006 — Thomas Perry's thriller Nightlife has a woman serial killer, a woman cop and many identity changes. Perry tells Linda Wertheimer that despite the bloody themes of his work, he often has trouble killing off favorite characters.