Big time thanks to Lesa Holstine for mentioning this yesterday. Shel Awareness ran an interview yesterday with author James Lee Burke. Not only did he talk about his new book, Creole Belle, he covers the dark days in his career when he couldn't sell anything as well as gave some background on his books in general. Very interesting reading.
Take a look at http://www.shelf-awareness.com/readers-issue.html?issue=114#m2229 Scroll down as this piece is about halfway down the page.