Articles and Interviews

(Selected) Interviews With Libby

Libby on CCTV America (Chinese Global Business Television) on crowd-sourcing and self-publishing; March 10, 2015 (5 minutes)

Pam Stack interviews Libby about everything on writing… and more… at Authors on the Air. November 14, 2014 (75 minutes)

Killer Femmes Chat: Secrets of A Series Writer: Libby, Sujata Massey, and Christine Kling discuss writing mystery series.
June, 2014, approx 30 minutes

A wide-ranging interview with the program director of WYCC-TV (Channel 20 in Chicago). April, 2014. Approx 13 minutes

Suspense Magazine Radio Show Interviews Libby about Havana Lost and a lot more.
January 25, 2014 (25 minutes: Interview starts 3:00 in)

Sandy Colbert interviews Libby about Havana Lost and her writing on In Print Radio, December 16, 2013 (40 minutes)

Paul Levine interviews Libby about Havana Lost on the “Pulp Friction” radio show, August, 2013 (35 minutes)

Libby is interviewed via a Skype podcast with Northbrook Library, April 2, 2013 (20 minutes)

“Libby Fischer Hellmann follows suspenseful new paths” (PDF) – Chicago Tribune, Dec. 30, 2012

Listen to Libby’s interview on WGN’s “The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan,” and her interview with C.J. West on BlogTalkRadio, 2012.

“Local Mystery Writer Returns to the Sixties” – Northbrook Patch, Jan. 17, 2011

“Blog’s Readers Enjoy a Good Whodunit” – New York Times (Chicago News Cooperative), July, 2010

“Secrets of the Suburbs” – Chicago Reader, May, 2008

Other video interviews and presentations:

  • “To E or Not To E” presentation to Sisters in Crime, 2011
  •  Voices of Mystery with Nancy Carlson
  • “Where do you get your ideas? ” 2010

Chicago Blues Book Trailer

Doubleback Book Trailer

Havana Lost Book Trailer


(Selected) Articles By Libby

“Ross Thomas/Briar Patch” – Mystery Muses: 100 Classics that Inspire Today’s Writers, edited by Jim Huang (Crum Creek Press, 2006)

“24 Turns 5” – CrimeSpree Magazine, Winter, 2006

“No Ordinary Bookclub” – CrimeSpree Magazine, Winter, 2005

“Writing Ugly” – Mystery Morgue, May, 2004