It was an absolute delight to discover that she'd collaborated with her son, Ryan, on a YA book entitled Forbidden, something she referenced last time she was on with us.
Just yesterday, Syrie and Ryan joined us for a wonderful interview (technical difficulties, aside), discussing everything from vampires, to X-Men, to iPhones (you do know the Suri app is named for Ms. James, right?). Upon re-listening to the interview, I realized that Ryan, himself, may give Syrie a run for her money in the interview arena. Maybe not. Either way, though, there's no mistaking that the gene pool was rife with talent...and it shows.
You can find the interview in its entirety at www.blogtalkradio.com/theauthorsspeakcom, and while you're there feel free to subscribe. You can also download all past episodes via iTunes.
For more information on Forbidden, which is certainly worth your time and your nine dollars, you can stroll over to Amazon. Our challenge is to make this one push Stephanie Meyers and the Twilight saga off the shelf. C'mon, kids, you can do it.
We're back next week with our Must Reads of the week and an interview with author William Pauley III (ironically the second interview of 2011, following Ms. James).
Until then, keep reading.