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    Cyberia

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times, published October 8, 2000


    Some authors featured at this year's St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading maintain their own Web sites to give readers a glimpse of themselves and their works. However, readers looking for information about other festival authors will find reviews, interviews and other tidbits readily available online. Here's a sampling:

    Poet Dionisio Martinez's site (http://members.aol.com/ddmartinez/) includes a biography, an audio excerpt from Climbing Back and links to other poetry-related sites.

    Thriller author James Patterson (www.jamespatterson.com) offers a timeline of cases solved by Alex Cross, a biography, an interview and photos.

    Author and former newspaper columnist Joyce Maynard (http://joycemaynard.com) interviews herself as well as offers excerpts from At Home in the World and a discussion forum.

    An archive of columns by former presidential adviser David Gergen can be found at the U.S. News and World Report site (http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/dgergen.htm).

    An interview with investigative reporter Peter Maas can be read or heard at C-SPAN's site (http://www.c-span.org/guide/books/booknotes/archive/maas.htm).

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Laura Sessions Stepp can be heard in an interview on the Diane Rehm Show (http://www.wamu.org/dr/shows/drarc_000703.html).

    S.V. Date talks about Smokeout at his site (www.svdate.com) as well as offering biographical material, a 1995 column and links to mystery sites and other authors.

    Fans of crime queen Ann Rule can ask questions as well as check out her biography, a newsletter and upcoming schedule at her site (http:\\www.annrules.com).

    Essays by PBS commentator Roger Rosenblatt can be found at the PBS site (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/essays/roger_rosenblatt.html).

    A conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Rick Bragg can be found at http://www.josephbeth.com/html/braggarchive.html.

    A site featuring articles by and about feminist novelist and commentator bell hooks can be found at (http://www.gpc.peachnet.edu/mnunes/hooks.html.

    Audio excerpts of Ronald Reagan, Dutch: A Memoir by Edmund Morris are available at http://www.mp3lit.com/biography/edmorris.html.

    An interview with Connie May Fowler is available at Florida Community College's site (http://www.fccj.org/lr/nfwriters/cmfowler.htm).

    A question-and-answer feature with Sena Jeter Naslund can be found at http://www.mostlyfiction.com/About/naslundQA.htm.

    Columns, book excerpts and biographical information about Bob Greene can be found at the Chicago Tribune's Web site (http://chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/greene/).

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