One of the joys of this job is the opportunity to chat with newsmakers, celebrities, athletes, and best-selling authors. It's an even bigger thrill when I'm also a big fan of the person's work.

That's most certainly the case with author Lee Child, the man behind the very successful Jack Reacher novels. I'm currently involved with the sixth book in the series, after devouring the first five.

Lee Child is a bit ahead of me (in so many ways) with the Reacher books as he has just released the 19th book in the series, "Personal."

Mr. Child had some time in his busy schedule for us, so take a listen to what he had to say about not only the current book, but what he has cooked up for fans, and the next Reacher movie starring Tom Cruise:

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